The British government has changed its policy after India’s strong objections to the changes made by Britain to the quarantine rules for Indians and the decision not to recognize the Indian vaccine. According to the report of a leading daily, Britain has included the Indian corona vaccine Covishield as an approved vaccine.
According to the report, the United Kingdom has changed its rules made for travelers along with recognizing the Indian vaccine after India warned of the consequences of tit-for-tat. The UK states in its guidelines that the four listed vaccine formulations, namely AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxjeveria and Modern Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.
Britain has also said in its guidelines that Indians will be quarantined even after taking two doses of Kovishield. Although India is now in the Amber List, even after getting the vaccination done, being quarantined still remains a problem. It was also recently told by the UK High Commission that the government there is working with India to expand the recognition of vaccine certification.
Earlier the UK government had said in the Quarantine Rules that any person who has been vaccinated in Africa, South America, United Arab Emirates, India, Turkey, Thailand, Russia and Jordan will be considered un-vaccinated and such travelers will be treated as un-vaccinated. RTPCR test and will have to stay in Quarantine for 10 days.