Jaishankar speaks to UK counterpart to ‘facilitate travel’ between the international locations

A day after the UK introduced lifting of its quarantine rule for Indian travellers, Union Minster of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, on Friday spoke to his British counterpart Liz Truss with a deal with points associated to travel between the 2 international locations.

On Thursday, UK introduced that Indian travellers vaccinated with each doses of Covishield or every other vaccine permitted by it won’t be required to endure a 10-day necessary quarantine on arrival from October 11.

After Friday’s dialog, Jaishankar tweeted: “Good to talk to UK Foreign Secretary @trussliz. Agreed to facilitate travel between our two countries. This will help to implement the Roadmap 2030.”

‘Roadmap 2030’ was adopted at a digital summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson at a digital summit in May. It is geared toward elevating bilateral ties to a complete strategic partnership and information cooperation over the subsequent decade in the important thing areas of commerce and financial system, defence and safety, local weather change and people-to-people join amongst others.

The announcement on lifting the quarantine rule for Indian travellers was made by British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis on Thursday night.

“From Monday, a traveller from India to the UK, double jabbed with Covishield or another vaccine recognised by the UK regulator does not have to be quarantined. It will be easier and cheaper to enter the UK. This is great news,” Ellis had mentioned in a video assertion.


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