The UK on Sunday eased travel restrictions for India by moving the country from its “red” to “amber” list, which means fully vaccinated Indian passengers will no longer be subjected to a compulsory 10-day hotel quarantine on their arrival in Britain. 

The red, amber and green lists comprise different sets of rules that any passenger travelling to England has to follow. Apart from India, the UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain have also been added to the amber list.

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So, if you are about to travel to UK from India in the coming days and still confused about what the amber list means. Here are the restrictions, relaxations and new COVID rules you must know as per the UK’s amber list.

No quarantine for fully-vaccinated passengers

Under the amber list rules, any individual travelling to the UK from India does not have to undergo a mandatory 10-day hotel quarantine if he/she is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

However, returning from amber-list countries means a 10-day quarantine at home or the place a passenger has confirmed as their location.

Rules to be followed before travelling to  the UK

1- Take a COVID test in the three days before you travel to England

2- Book and pay for the COVID test to be conducted after arrival in England

3- Fill the passenger locator form with correct details

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Rules to be followed upon arrival in the UK

1- After arrival in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.

2- Quarantine at home or at the place you are staying for 10 days.

For vaccinated individuals

Passengers under 18 years of age and those who have been fully vaccinated in the UK are exempt from the home quarantine rule

Covisheild vaccinated individuals

The India-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield is likely to be covered under this exemption