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Many Indians Keen On Going To UK To Get Covid Vaccine: Travel Agents

The UK authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in opposition to COVID-19 on Wednesday. (File)

New Delhi:

Travel brokers have began receiving enquiries from Indians who wish to journey to the UK as quickly as potential to get the COVID-19 vaccine that was authorized on Wednesday by the British authorities.

One journey agent is planning to launch a three-night bundle for the Indians who wish to get the good thing about the mass vaccination drive within the UK that’s prone to start as early as subsequent week.

The UK on Wednesday grew to become the primary nation to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in opposition to COVID-19 after “rigorous” evaluation by its unbiased regulator Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

A Mumbai-based journey agent informed the PTI that some individuals on Wednesday raised queries on “how and when and if” they will journey to the UK to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I have told them it is too early to say (whether Indians can get vaccine in UK). Anyway, the first in line to get the vaccine would be the elderly and health workers in the UK who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus,” the agent added.

Nishant Pitti, Co-founder and CEO, EaseMyTrip.com mentioned whereas that is an offbeat season for journey to London, after Wednesday’s announcement in regards to the Pfizer vaccine he has already acquired queries from some Indians who have gotten UK visas and may afford to go to London.

He mentioned his firm was ready for readability from the UK authorities on whether or not there could be obligatory quarantine necessities for travellers who wish to get vaccinated and whether or not Indian passport holders are eligible for vaccination there or not.

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Pitti mentioned his firm is planning to launch a three-night bundle for these considering travelling to the UK for the aim of vaccination solely.

“We are dealing with an airline to offer fixed price seats. We already have deals with London hotels. And we are planning to do some deal with a hospital over there so that we can generate a package for that,” he defined.

The latest UK authorities guidelines state that from December 15, each worldwide arrival within the UK must stay in self isolation for 5 days after which get the RT-PCR check performed on the sixth day. The passenger can go away isolation on the sixth day if discovered COVID-negative within the check.

On Wednesday, a Bengaluru-based journey firm mentioned Indians are asking if a brief journey, with out quarantine, to the UK to get the Pfizer vaccine was potential.

However, Jyoti Mayal, President, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) informed PTI that individuals are proper now “waiting and watching” as they wish to know what the vaccine goes to be like.

“Though the government has said there would be no side effects of the vaccine, people want to watch all this before getting the shot,” Mr Mayal famous.

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