UK, Spain and UAE: Countries easing travel restrictions for Indians

In the wake of diplomatic pressure, several countries have lowered travel restrictions for travelers from India. This week, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Spain relaxed international travel rules for Indians and travelers from India. While this relaxation does not mean that all Indians can travel to these destinations, some will be allowed to travel.

the United kingdom India has moved from the “red” list to “amber”, which means that fully vaccinated Indians will not have to quarantine for 10 days. But before traveling to the UK, vaccinated people will also need to be tested: three days before the scheduled travel date and then on or before the second day they reach their destination.

Now Covaxin and Covishield are not recognized by the UK government. So how do you help move India from the red list to the amber list? Unvaccinated Indians must remain in quarantine for 10 days. They will have to test for Covid-19 on or before day two and then again on day eight.

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India was on the UK’s red list, according to which no Indian can visit the UK directly from India. Now Indians can enter the UK, but Indians may not get exemption for vaccinated people because the UK has not recognized Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik V.

The change takes effect August 8th.

Spain The doors to the vaccinated Indians were fully opened. Coveshield is a recognized vaccine in Spain. The new notice states that Indian travelers must obtain a Schengen visa or apply for a Spanish visa. Only Delhi Center is opened to process visa applications.

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the The United Arab Emirates People are allowed to travel from India, but they must belong to specific categories, set by the UAE authorities. Residents, students and professionals in the UAE who work for UAE government agencies can return to the UAE from India. Transit travelers with negative RT-PCR reports can travel from India. In the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, the UAE has banned all flights from India. It has even banned the return of UAE residents stranded in India, where only diplomats can travel by plane.

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