SII CEO Poonawalla thanks PM Modi, UK PM Johnson after no quarantine required for fully-vaccinated Indian travellers to UK

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SII CEO Adar Poonawalla. (Photo/ANI)
SII CEO Adar Poonawalla. (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi [India], October 8 (ANI): Serum Institute India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the UK Government announced no quarantine for fully vaccinated Indian travellers in the UK from October 11.

Poonawalla said in a tweet, "Thank you, Shri @narendramodi Ji and PM @BorisJohnson. This is a great example of the close relationship between our two countries, No quarantine for travellers post-October 11, if you are double vaccinated with COVISHIELD!."

There would be no quarantine required for fully vaccinated Indian travellers in the UK from October 11, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said referring to the country's fresh travel guidelines on Thursday.

Britain has revised its travel guidelines and has extended the inbound vaccinated arrivals system to further 37 countries.

"The UK government extends inbound vaccinated arrivals system to a further 37 countries and territories across the globe including India, South Africa and Turkey, meaning eligible vaccinated passengers arriving from rest of world countries only need to take a day 2 test in England," The British government said in a statement.

Appreciating the Indian government for the close cooperation, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said in a tweet, "No quarantine for Indian travellers to the UK fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine from 11 October."

Earlier, the UK's travel rules made it mandatory for a 10-day quarantine and RT-PCR test even for fully vaccinated Indians travelling to Britain. India in retaliation had imposed reciprocal measures for UK citizens travelling to India since October 4. (ANI)

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