ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
COVID vaccines

India protests exclusion of its vaccines under new UK travel rules

Foreign secretary calls lack of Covishield recognition 'discriminatory'

A vial of the Covishield vaccine in Mumbai: The local version of the AstraZeneca vaccine is approved by the WHO for emergency use.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India on Tuesday slammed a new British COVID-19 travel policy that will still require fully vaccinated passengers from India to quarantine as "discriminatory," with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla warning of "reciprocal measures."

New U.K. rules that come into effect on Oct. 4 will allow vaccinated arrivals from a host of countries including Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and others to enter without an isolation period. Those coming from India, however, will be obliged to quarantine for 10 days.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more