United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday approved Covishield, the Indian version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, for travel.

In its revised travel advisory, the UK government says that Covishield qualifies as an approved vaccine.

But India is troubled by travel restrictions linked to the UK's new vaccine because Indian travelers who have received both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be considered "unvaccinated" and will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine.

Updated Travel Guidelines For UK

1. Vaccine program abroad under an approved immunization program in the UK, Europe, USA or UK.

2. Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Modern Ya-Janssen with a full curriculum of vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand , Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea or Taiwan.

Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you will be able to:

A) Mix 2 different types of vaccine, for example, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna.
B) Have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example, Australia and Japan, UK and USA, EU and Canada.


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