Singer Sonu Nigam, who is going to perform in UK in November, is worried after the status of Covishield and the requirement of quarantine for 10 days for Indian travelers to the country.
“I am hopefully travelling to the UK in November for a concert which is called Rafi, Kishore Aur Main, which will be the beginning of my world tour. I hope that by then Covisheield is recognized in the UK and we don’t have to go through the quarantine.
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“I am being optimistic about it and hopefully by the time we are supposed to leave for the UK next month, this matter would be resolved,” Nigam told HT.
As of now, vaccinated Indians travelling to the United Kingdom will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 10 days, even if they are fully vaccinated by Covishield.
The 48-year-old has also admitted that the pandemic has been really tough for live musicians.
“My heart goes out to all musicians, the daily wage earners the sound engineers and instrumentalists, whose livelihood depends on the live scene. I making sure that I take care of my musicians. We are doing online concerts sometimes at very low cost, so that at least musicians ka chalta rahe.
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“Things are opening up now and that’s good. I did a corporate concert in Goa recently but in restrained numbers,” said Nigam, who recently was in Dubai to receive the special UAE Golden Visa.
The singer says he is shuttling between Mumbai and Dubai because of work and has spent the last two years in Dubai.
“I have a new song coming up this Navratri as well. I am happy to see the indie space booming but you can’t really predict anything. I just believe in going with the flow,” he sumps up.