The UK has updated its travel guidelines to include Covishield in its list of accepted vaccines on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.
From 4th October 2021, travelers vaccinated with Covishield will be allowed to enter the UK. The traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on the levels of COVID-19 risk will be officially scrapped.
Travelers will be considered as ‘fully vaccinated’ if they are inoculated with a full dose of any of these vaccines -
- Pfizer BioNTech
- Oxford AstraZeneca
- Moderna and Janssen (J&J)
- Covishield (AstraZeneca)
- Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
- Takeda (Moderna)
However, Indian travelers are still required to take a pre-departure test, pay for day two and day eight tests in England, and self-isolate for 10 days upon the arrival.
The issue remains with the COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued through the CoWin app, and therefore, Indian students will be treated as non-vaccinated and required to quarantine on arrival.
The situation is still developing and efforts are being made to make travel easier by mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.
Keep following this thread for updates.