Starting from October 1, those travelling from India to the UK will not have to undergo the overly expensive RT PCR coronavirus test. The UK government is thinking something or the other.

In the coming days, the UK may lift the quarantine restrictions for its Amber category countries. And now that India is also a part of the Amber list, perhaps PCR tests will also stop.

The UK has divided countries into three categories, Red, Amber and Red Zones. And according to reports, the amber category can be dropped from October 1. But still, there is no clarity on approved vaccines for Indian travellers.

The country is not considering those who have been fully vaccinated against Covishield. Although AstraZeneca, the vaccine widely used in the UK, and Covishield in India are manufactured by the same Serum Institute, the Indian vaccine is still not approved by the UK government.

If a person has not been vaccinated in the UK, US or Europe, he will have to be quarantined and undergo a PCR test on the second day and the eighth day after arrival in the country. But now Indians are hoping that from October 1, traveling to the UK will become easy and hassle-free.

Indians wishing to travel to the UK will have to follow the below-mentioned rules:

1. RT PCR test will be done three days before boarding the flight.

2. Arrive in UK and get PCR test done on 2nd day and then 8th day of arrival. All these tests must be booked in advance.

3. If a person in India has been fully vaccinated, a 10-day home quarantine is mandatory. This rule is not applicable to people below 18 years of age.

4. Children under the age of 11 are not required to be tested before travel. They will be tested on the second day of their arrival.


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