New Delhi.Congress Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor has canceled his upcoming trip to the UK.He has taken this decision due to the changes made by the British Government in the Quarantine Rules for Indians.He has termed the UK policy as discriminatory.
Double standards applied by UK are impossible to understand. I personally don't have time to go to a country and sit in quarantine for 10 days. So I've cancelled my trip: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on UK vaccine rules requiring fully vaccinated travellers from India to quarantine pic.twitter.com/JkZ2e2HMXF— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2021
The British government has said that anyone who has been vaccinated in Africa, South America, the United Arab Emirates, India, Turkey, Thailand, Russia and Jordan will be considered un-vaccinated.Such passengers will have to stay in quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in the UK.
Shashi Tharoor has made a tweet regarding this, in which he wrote, it is insulting to ask fully vaccinated Indians to quarantine.For this reason, I have decided not to attend the @cambridgeunion debate and launch event for the UK edition of my book #TheBattleOfBelonging (published there as #TheStruggleForIndiasSoul).
Speaking on the issue, the Congress leader said, it is impossible to understand the double standards enforced by the UK, according to ANI.I personally don't have time to go to any country and stay in quarantine for 10 days.So I have canceled my trip.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has so far only approved COVID vaccines developed for emergency use by Pfizer-BioNTech, US pharma major Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China's Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca.