Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Saturday said that he has asked the United Kingdom to review its travel ban on visitors from India, PTI reported.
In April, Britain added India to its travel “red-list” amid concerns about the Delta variant of the coronavirus. This effectively bans visitors from travelling to the United Kingdom. British citizens returning to the country are required to undergo a compulsory 10-day hotel quarantine on arrival.
“I briefed them [UK officials] on the Covid-19 situation in India,” the foreign secretary said during his visit to London. “I pointed out that France had cleared visitors from India without quarantine, if they are double vaccinated and have a negative test. The United States has upgraded India in the travel scheme, encouraged the UK to do the same and they took note of it.”
Shringla said that the Indian government was “constantly vigilant” and taking precautions to avoid a third wave of the pandemic. “Mumbai,…