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Centre withdraws 'reciprocal measures' on UK nationals arriving in India

This comes after the UK's earlier decision that it will scrap tough Covid-19 quarantine travel rules for 47 destinations, including India.

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 13, 2021, 4:59 PM IST
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The Centre has withdrawn the revised guidelines issued on October 1 for UK nationals arriving in India and has reverted back to the previous guidelines issued on February 17.

"Revised guidelines for UK nationals arriving in India issued on October 1, 2021, stand withdrawn, and earlier guidelines on international arrival dated February 17, 2021, shall be applicable for those arriving in India from the UK", said the Ministry of Health, on October 13.

"Based on the evolving scenario, it has been decided that the revised guidelines...stand withdrawn and the earlier guidelines on international arrival dated 17th February 2021 shall be applicable to all travellers arriving in India from the United Kingdom," according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare joint secretary Luv Agarwal.

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This comes after the UK's earlier decision that it will scrap tough Covid-19 quarantine travel rules for 47 destinations, including India.

Notably, India on October 1 had decided to impose reciprocal travel restrictions on UK nationals including mandatory quarantine. The strict rules were applicable from October 4 for all UK nationals arriving in the country, irrespective of their vaccination status.

Meanwhile, domestic flights in India will fly at full capacity from October 18, India's civil aviation ministry said on Tuesday, as it lifted one of the major restrictions on the industry since the onset of the pandemic 18 months ago.

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