India withdraws travel restrictions on U.K nationals

India has withdrawn travel restrictions imposed on U.K nations visiting India as a reciprocal action against the similar exemptions made by the U.K.

“Revised guidelines for UK nationals arriving in India issued on October 1, 2021, stand withdrawn, and earlier guidelines on international arrival dated February 17, 2021, shall be applicable for those arriving in India from the UK”, said the Ministry of Health, on October 13.

In a reciprocal measure over UK’s action rejecting India’s CoWin vaccination certificate and imposing quarantine on Indian travelers arriving in Britain, On October 1 India had decided to impose similar travel rules on British citizens including 10-days mandatory quarantine.

However, on October 7, the U.K decided to recognize India’s CoWin certificate and avoided Indians from taking 10-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the country. Consequently, India has now decided to withdraw the rules imposed on the U.K citizens.