The U.K.’s recognition of “Indian vaccine certification” was among the welcome developments highlighted on both sides.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday during which the two leaders took stock of India-U.K. trade and defence talks, opening up of international travel between the two countries and climate action targets in the lead up to the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Downing Street said.

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The U.K.’s recognition of “Indian vaccine certification” was among the welcome developments highlighted on both sides, as Covishield-vaccinated Indians travelling to the U.K. will no longer be required to undergo a compulsory 10-day quarantine at a declared address starting from Monday.

“The Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi discussed the shared fight against coronavirus and the importance of cautiously opening up international travel,” a Downing Street spokesperson said, with reference to a readout of the conversation.

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“They agreed the U.K.’s recognition of Indian vaccine certification is a welcome development to that end,” the spokesperson said.

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