VANDE BHARAT MISSION-AIR INDIA News updates and based on travel advisories
Individuals with protected rights by the saved EEA regulations,
Those with a right of permanent residence under the saved EEA
Holders of EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”) leave
Those who hold an existing qualification under the terms of the
‘Withdrawal Agreement’
Family members of EEA nationals with rights under the ‘Withdrawal
Third country nationals who are resident in the UK. For these purposes
those with residence are defined as:
Holders of settlement (indefinite leave)Holders of existing permission to
enter or stay remain, or an entry clearance that grants such permission e.g.
students, workers, etc (excluding visit visas
Crew of unaccompanied freight, where crew will be expected to stay on
the vessel or plane – Crew disembarking from the aircraft/vessel and
planning to enter the UK will be subject to the passenger locator form
(PLF) and self-isolation requirements, and also subject to the entry ban if
they are visitors (not UK or Irish citizens or third country nationals with
residence rights in the UK).
Passengers arriving via Common Travel Area (CTA) routes.Hauliers
who have departed from or transited through Portugal in the last 10
Newly issued 90-day BRP vignette holders where leave has not yet been
Short term study visa
ODWs holding valid visas if travelling to the UK with the employer, their
partner or children.
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has clarified about
travel of nurses, who will be travelling to the UK from India to work in
the National Health Service.
The DHSC are keen given the red-listing and flight cancellation
situation in India that these essential workers are not held up at
– The nurses will be exempt from Government quarantine
on arrival in the UK, as they will be allowed to quarantine in NHSprovided accommodation
– They will hold Health and Care Worker visas, guidance
available at
To demonstrate eligibility for exemption nurses will have (and be
prepared to show at departure and immigration) a copy/online provision
of: a letter of exemption from their employing NHS Trust which will
include: the nurse’s name and date of birth
passport number
certificate of sponsorship number
name of employing Trust and Trust contact number
Date of arrival and arrival airport.
a sponsorship certificate issued from the same NHS Trust to
include: the nurse’s name and date of birth; name of the employing NHS
Trust and Passport Number
Remark :—-
Who are you including in
your definition of those with
residence rights?
Those with residence rights
includes: holders of Indefinite
Leave to Remain; holders of
existing leave to enter or remain
(i.e those with biometric Residence
permits) or an entry clearance/visa
that grants such leave e.g.
students, workers, etc
(but excluding visit visas); holders
of EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”)
leave; those who have rights of
entry under the Withdrawal
Agreements (including returning
residents with a right of residence
under the EEA Regulations and
EEA frontier workers); family
members of EEA nationals with rights
under the Withdrawal Agreement.
GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID19): jobs that qualify for travel
exemptions link:


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