UK moves India from Red to Amber in Covid traffic light system

UK moves India from Red to Amber in Covid traffic light system
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The UK has finally moved India from Red List to Medium-Risk Amber List. It means that fully vaccinated Indian passengers will no longer be subjected to compulsory 10-day hotel quarantine.

This change was announced by the department for transport. It will come into effect from Sunday. Under the traffic light system of the United Kingdom for international travel, returning from amber list countries means 10-day quarantining at home or any place of one’s choice.

As per the PTI news agency, Indians can now quarantine at a place of their choice for 10 days after arriving in the United Kingdom.

They will retain the option to Test to Release after five days of quarantine.


So from now onwards, the passengers from India will take a Covid-19 test three days before departure. They will then book in advance for two Covid-19 tests to be taken upon arrival in England as well as complete a passenger locator form on arrival.

After arriving in the UK, the passengers must quarantine at home or in any place they have confirmed as their location for 10 days and test on or before day two and on or after day eight.


those who are below 18 years of age and those fully vaccinated in the UK are exempted from home quarantine.

Furthermore, India-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield is likely to be covered under this exemption.

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