The United Kingdom government has announced that it will recognise all Covid-19 vaccines that are on the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing, including Covaxin, from 4 am on November 22.

This will mean that people who have been fully vaccinated with Covaxin will not have to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test, self-isolate on arrival in the United Kingdom, or need to take a test on the eighth day of their arrival.

The travellers will only need to pay for a lateral flow test for Covid-19 before the end of their second day of arrival.

Lateral flow tests involve taking samples from the nose and throat, and the results become clear in 15 to 30 minutes.

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said that the development came as good news for Indian travellers to the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that the announcements “mark the next step in our restart of international travel” as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid…

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