India to be removed from UK 'Red' travel list
We all know that, in this COVID situation countries are rated as RED, AMBER and GREEN for corona virus score. As previously India is in Red list country,tens of thousands of Indian students due to travel to the UK , they need to quarantine for 10 days in a managed hotel including two COVID-19 test.
A statement from the British High Commission on August 4, Sunday UK transport secretary Mr. Grant Shapps Mp announced:" UAE, India, Qatar and Bahrain will be moved from the red list to the Amber list and reopening visitor visas along with “other long-term visas that have remained open.
But all the changes will be applied by Sunday 8th August at 4 am.
Under the ‘Amber’ category rules, however, demand that travellers need to done their COVID-19 test in the 3 days before travelling to England” and book and have to pay for their COVID-19 tests to be taken after arrival in England. That apart, they are also expected to complete a passenger locator form.
As per this latest news the Indian students will no longer forced to stay in a managed hotel, they can quarantine for 10 days at home or at the place they are staying.In addition, travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test on Day 5 of the quarantine and end their quarantine if the result turns out negative.
After India turns Amber, Indian citizens who have no residency rights in UK, will once again be able to travel Britain.