The controversy over the changes made by Britain in the Quarantine rules for Indians in the past has come to an end. Recently Britain withdrew its quarantine rules. Now India has also withdrawn the stringent quarantine rules made for people coming from Britain. The Government of India had implemented these rules taking a strict stand on the attitude of Britain.
According to the report of a leading news agency, after the UK came on the backfoot, now the Indian government has also withdrawn its revised guideline today. These guidelines were issued on October 1, 2021. Under these rules, the Indian government had made it mandatory for people coming from Britain to stay in quarantine for 10 days, despite being vaccinated.
It was also made mandatory for people coming from Britain to bring RT-PCR report 72 hours in advance. Also, testing was made mandatory even after eight days of coming to India. With this move of the Indian government, the British government had come on the back foot. However, now after the revised guidelines are withdrawn, the guidelines issued in February will continue to apply.
Britain in its earlier quarantine rules had considered any person getting vaccinated in India as un-vaccinated and made it mandatory for such travelers to undergo RTPCR test and stay in quarantine for 10 days. Later, after a stern warning from India, Britain had recognized Kovishield, but the quarantine rules were not withdrawn. After which, due to the strict attitude of the Government of India, Britain announced that Indians who got Kovishield or any other corona vaccine allowed in Britain would not be quarantined.