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Britain recognizes Kovishield after India’s signal; But the new rules perpetuate the travel dilemma

The UK government has made a major change in its decision to segregate and disapprove those who have been vaccinated with the Covishield vaccine from India. The British government had decided not to allow vaccination of vaccinators from India, Africa, South America and some other countries. Britain has changed its sanctions following mounting international pressure. Following a stern warning from India, Britain has reversed its decision but introduced a new amendment allowing covishield vaccinators to enter the country.

Under pressure from India, Britain has changed the rules. The UK has finally approved the Covina Shield, a corona vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India, in its new travel regulations. However, Indians going to Britain are still bound by segregation. The UK has approved Covishield by changing its travel policy, but it has not ratified India’s Vaccination Certificate.

According to the new guidelines, the formulations of AstraZeneca Kovishield, AstraZeneca Vajavaria and Modernna Tekida have been approved. However, the British government has said that passengers taking both doses of Covishield still need to be kept in isolation for 10 days.

Other travelers, including Indians who have not been vaccinated and who do not have such certificates, are considered unvaccinated as per the international travel rules of England. Such passengers are required to undergo pre-travel tests, PCR tests on the second and eighth day of arrival in England, and self-segregation at the address provided up to 10 days after admission.

 

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