After the matter on the vaccine was resolved, the foreign ministers of India-UK discussed the issue of movement of citizens

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New Delhi
A day after Britain announced the removal of its isolation rule for Indian travelers, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his counterpart Liz Truss there. The two Foreign Ministers discussed issues related to India-UK travel. The UK on Thursday announced that there will be no need to quarantine from October 11 for Indian travelers going there who have received both doses of Kovidshield or any other UK-approved vaccine. Jaishankar tweeted, ‘Nice to talk to UK Foreign Minister Liz Truss. The two countries agreed to facilitate travel between the countries. This will help in implementing the ‘Roadmap 2030’. The ‘Roadmap 2030′ was adopted at a digital summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson in May. The roadmap aims to elevate bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership and guide cooperation in key areas of trade and economy, defense and security, climate change and people-to-people contacts over the next decade. British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis announced the removal of quarantine rules for Indian travelers on Thursday evening. Ellis had said, “From Monday, Indian travelers going to the UK who have received both doses of Kovidshield or any other UK-approved vaccine will not need to be quarantined from Monday.” Now it will be easier to go to the UK. This is a good news.’ At the same time, in its latest travel guidelines, Britain said that the ‘Red List’ will be limited to seven countries and proof of vaccination of 37 new countries and territories, including India, will be recognized from 4 am on Monday. It is noteworthy that according to the new rules of Britain that came into effect on 4 October, it was mandatory for Indian travelers to stay in isolation for 10 days for two doses of Covishield administered Indian Travelers. Following this, India took a retaliatory move by making it mandatory for British nationals arriving in India from the UK to remain in quarantine for 10 days, even if they had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

[Attribution to NBT]

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