Good News: UK shifts India from 'red' to 'amber' list

Now, Indians can undergo quarantine at a location of their choice for 10 days

By Rajan Nath -- August 05, 2021 12:52 pm -- Updated:August 05, 2021 1:05 pm

In a major development, India has been moved from the UK's "red" to "amber" list. With this, the fully vaccinated Indians flying to the United Kingdom will no longer need mandatory 10-day hotel quarantine.

As per UK's traffic light system for international travel, those returning from 'amber' list countries means 10-day quarantining at home or any place of choice.

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So after arriving in the UK, Indians can undergo quarantine at a location of their choice for 10 days. They will also be allowed to retain the option to "Test to Release" after five days of quarantine.

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The passengers must quarantine, after arriving in England, at home, or in any place they have confirmed as their location for 10 days. They would also have to undergo Covid test on or before day two and on or after day eight.

The early end of quarantine is possible if an Indian national pays for a private COVID-19 test through the "Test to Release" scheme. Thus, one can choose to pay for a private Covid test on day five.

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If tested negative, the quarantine can end. The option will only be available if a traveler has been in England for five full days.

Meanwhile, those below 18 and those fully vaccinated in the UK have been exempted from home quarantine. Likewise, those who have received two doses of the Covid vaccine in the EU and the US have also been exempted.

-PTC News

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