The non-recogition of Covishield is a discriminating policy & impacts our citizens travelling to the UK. The EAM has raised the issue strongly with the new UK foreign secretary. I am told that certain assurances have been given that this issue will be resolved.
The meeting in New York between Jaishankar and Truss came the same day as the UK announced new Covid-related travel restrictions that sparked sharp criticism and concerns in India.
After criticism against the new UK travel rules, which considers vaccinated persons from India as ‘unvaccinated’, the UK said it is engaging with #India to explore how it could expand the recognition of the #COVID19 vaccine certification.
What people are saying?
Jatinder Kaur Tur The UK government’s new international travel rules, which do not recognise people vaccinated in India as being “fully vaccinated”, have been blasted as “offensive” “bizarre” and “racist”.
Parikshit Luthra What do UK’s travel relaxations mean for India? India is not currently on the list of countries covered under the new, simpler rules & there is no change to previous provisions, since India moved to amber list.