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Britain relaxes Covid-19 travel curbs for India, Institutional quarantine exempted.

The United Kingdom on Wednesday updated its latest Covid-19 travel update for some countries including India, moving it from the 'red' to 'amber' list , with effect from

August 8.

Apart from India, other countries that shifted to the 'amber' list are -Bahrain, Georgia, Mexico, UAE and Qatar, and the French overseas territories of Reunion and Mayotte.

Under the legal rules for countries on the amber list, passengers must undertake a Covid-19 test 3 days before their travel and a Covid-19 test after arrival in England. On arrival in England, you must quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days. Also, you must take a Covid-19 test on or before day2 and on or after day 8.

However, travelers need not quarantine or take a day 8 test after arriving in England if an individual is either 'fully vaccinated in the UK or under the UK vaccine programme overseas' or 'under 18 on the day of arrival in England '

Meanwhile, seven countries are moving to the 'green' list from 'amber' Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania and Norway. France has been moved off the 'amber' watchlist.

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