India’s Covidshileld vaccine was developed by the oxford university and AstraZeneca. It is manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India. In early-stage covidshield is not recognized by the British under the new rule. India opposed Britain due to the new policy under which covidshield was banned.
After the protest from the Indian government, UK confirm tonight that if a person has been vaccinated in India with covidshield traveling from India to UK must have had completed the course of an approved vaccine at least fourteen days before the arrival to England.
The External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and various other leaders called the move discriminatory and illiberal. Jaishankar also took up the matter strongly with his UK counterpart Liz Truss had warned of the ‘reciprocal measures’. The encompassing of Covishield in the UK’s updated consultative for international travel will mean that the Indians who are fully vaccinated with Covishield will no longer be required to undergo the compulsory 10-day self-quarantine at home or the declared location on entry to England.