The change, announced by the Dept for Transport, comes into effect from 4 am local time on Sunday.
London: Fully vaccinated passengers from India will no longer be subjected to compulsory 10-day hotel quarantine as the UK moved the country from its “red” to “amber” list.
Under Britain’s traffic light system for international travel, returning from amber list countries means a 10-day quarantining at home.
The change, announced by the Department for Transport, comes into effect from 4 am local time on Sunday.
“The UAE, Qatar, India and Bahrain will be moved from the red list to the amber list. All changes come into effect Sun 8th August at 4am,” UK Transport Secretary tweeted.
“While it’s right we continue our cautious approach, it’s great news to open more destinations for people wanting to connect with families, friends and businesses across the globe, all thanks to our successful domestic vaccination programme,” he said.
The decision has come as a relief for the Indian diaspora in the UK, who had been demanding the easing of travel norms between India and Britain.