Due to rises in a new variant strain of Covid-19, India will be added to England’s red list (banned countries), at 4am on Friday 23 April 2021. This applies to those leaving India directly or passing through India within 10 days of their anticipated arrival in England.
As the list changes regularly, please view the “red list” directly using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transport-measures-to-protect-the-uk-from-variant-strains-of-covid-19
Those who hold residency rights (including long-term visa holders), will be permitted to return to England but will be required to:
- Arrive in a designated airport;
- Self-isolate in a government-approved hotel quarantine facility for 10 days;
- Take covid tests before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their arrival – the Test to Release scheme is not available to those arriving from India.
For specific entry to the UK guidance, please visit gov.uk. Should you have related HR issues, please do not hesitate to contact your Advisor.