Mandatory 10-day quarantine for British nationals arriving in India from today on wards; Latest guidelines and quarantine rules
Visitors from the U.K to India will have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine from today on wards up on arrival. According to the regulations announced by India on October 1 even fully vaccinated people from the U.K still have to quarantine for 10 days. However, this do not apply on Indian nationals flying in from Britain.
It was as a reciprocal measure against the similar rules imposed by the U.K on Indian travelers that India established new restrictions. The U.K had updated its travel guidelines for travelers to India as soon as India announced strict regulations.
“The Indian authorities are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry into India. We are in close contact with them and will update FCDO Travel Advice on GOV UK with the latest information on any changes to the rules,” a UK government spokesperson said, PTI reported.
The updated FCDO advisory states that all travellers irrespective of their vaccination status arriving in India must undertake a Covid-19 RT-PCR test on arrival at the airport and on day eight after arrival, at their own cost, and undergo mandatory quarantine at home or at the destination address for 10 days.
“All such passengers under isolation/quarantine shall be regularly monitored by State/District Health Authorities,” the advisory noted.
The updated travel advisory by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) noted an additional COVID-19 test on day eight and a 10-day mandatory quarantine for all travelers going to India from Britain from Monday.
Earlier, the U.K made it compulsory for Indian travelers to under go quarantine and tests as they detected irregularities in India’s CoWin vaccination certificate. However, the U.K approved India’s Covishield vaccine and included in the approved category list.
Air India today tweeted, “Important update for passengers travelling from United kingdom to India.”
#FlyAI : Important update for passengers travelling from United kingdom to India.
— Air India (@airindiain) October 3, 2021
The guidelines for travelers from the United Kingdom:
1) All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) before the scheduled travel
2) Passengers should upload a negative COVID-19 RTPCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
1) Travelers irrespective of their vaccination status, arriving in India will undertake COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival at the airport and on day 8 after arrival at their own cost and will undergo mandatory quarantine at home or at the destination address for 10 days after arrival in India.
2) All such passengers under isolation/quarantine shall be regularly monitored by State/District Health Authorities.
Meanwhile, the UK on Friday said that it is continuing to cooperate with other countries across the globe to expand recognition of COVID vaccine certification in a phased approach.