UK- bound passengers who have taken the Sinopharm, Sinovac, and India’s Covaxin jabs can travel quarantine-free to Britain starting 4 am on November 22.
Passengers who are under-18 and travelling to England will be treated as fully vaccinated at the border and will be exempt from self-isolation requirements on arrival, day eight testing and pre-departure testing. Passengers will only be required to take one post-arrival test and a confirmatory free PCR test if they test positive.
A joint statement issued by the UK Departments of Transport and Health and Social Care, said,
“From 4 am on Monday November 22, the UK government will recognise vaccines on the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL). As a result, Sinovac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin will be added to our list of approved vaccines for inbound travel, benefitting more fully vaccinated people from countries such as the UAE, Malaysia and India,”
“The US also recognises the vaccines on the WHO EUL for inbound travel,”
“Passengers who have been fully vaccinated and have received their vaccine certificate from one of over 135 approved countries and territories are not required to take a pre-departure test, day eight test or self-isolate upon arrival,”
Instead, passengers will just need to pay for a lateral flow test to take before the end of their second day, post-arrival.
News Source: Khaleej Times