UK recognises Covishield amid ‘vaccine racism’ row, Indian travellers still to quarantine
The decision comes in the aftermath of the massive uproar against the UK over its new travel regulations which highlighted a clear ‘vaccine bias’ against India.
Covishield: UK recognises Covid jab after India outcry
The UK government has amended its foreign travel guidance to clarify that the Indian-made version of the AstraZeneca vaccine is an approved jab.
But it is not clear whether people from India can travel to the UK without having to self-isolate for 10 days.
The UK’s refusal to recognise Covishield had triggered a firestorm of protests in India.
With more than 721 million doses administered so far, Covishield is India’s primary vaccine.
On Tuesday, India described the rule as “discriminatory” and asked the UK to stop requiring fully-vaccinated Indians to self-isolate on arrival.
At present, India is not listed as a country where people are recognised as fully vaccinated even if they’ve had both doses of an approved jab.
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