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After Covishield , Now UK Approves Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin From November 22, No Self Isolation Now For Travellers Arriving In England

In yet another shot in the arm for Indian vaccines in the war against COVID-19, the United Kingdom government has said that India’s Covaxin will be added to its list of approved COVID-19 vaccines for international travellers from November 22, meaning that those inoculated with the Bharat Biotech-manufactured jab will not have to self-isolate after arrival in England.

Covishield, the India-manufactured Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, was added to the UK’s approved list last month.

“More good news for Indian travellers to the UK. From 22 November travellers fully vaccinated with a COVID19 vaccine recognised by WHO for Emergency Use Listing, including Covaxin, will not have to self-isolate; so joining those fully vaccinated with Covishield,” Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India, said on Twitter .

The changes will come into effect at 4 am on November 22.

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