Indian foreign secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Saturday said that the UK Foreign Office has now been briefed regarding the Covid-19 situation in India.

India is hoping that the UK will be encouraged to review the travel ban from India.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla the Foreign Secretary who arrived in the UK for a two-day visit said that many Indian cities are almost free of Covid-19 at this point.

It must be noted that currently, India is on the red list of the UK, therefore, travel is banned from India to the country.

The Foreign Secretary during his visit mentioned that here in India, cities such as Delhi, and Mumbai, and practically COVID-free, and that the country is taking all measures to avoid the third wave.

The Foreign Secretary briefed UK officials on the COVID situation in the country while pointing out that France had cleared visitors from India, and that too, without quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers.

The US too has upgraded India in terms of travel, from no travel to consider travel in its advisory.

Currently, because India is on the red list, which basically bans Indians from traveling to the UK while returning travelers are required to quarantine for a period of ten days.

With a decrease in the number of infections in India, travel to the UK could soon be possible.


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