Since 4 October 2021, the steps you’ll need to take to travel to the UK will depend on your vaccination status, and if you are travelling from a country on the UK government’s travel ‘red list’.
If you have been fully vaccinated as part of either the UK, US or EU vaccination programmes, you will need to take a PCR ‘day 2’ test once you have arrived in the UK.
If you are not fully vaccinated as part of either the UK, US or EU vaccination programmes, you will need to take a Covid-19 test before you travel, and day 2 and day 8 Covid-19 tests upon arrival in the UK.
Please note that some countries are on the UK government’s travel ‘red list’. If you are 18 or over and have been in or through any of these countries in the previous 10 days before travelling, you will need to isolate for 10 days in a quarantine hotel. We have a wide range of support measures in place to help students arriving from red list countries this Autumn, including £1,500 towards the cost of the quarantine hotel stay (£2,285). Those who booked prior to 12 August will receive the previously stated £1,000 towards the cost of a quarantine hotel (£1,750). Learn more about arrival support here.
If you’re studying a non-Kaplan taught course, the financial support offered may differ slightly. See the dedicated section on our website for more information.
If you are under 18 and will be travelling to England unaccompanied from a ‘red list’ country, you will be able to quarantine at your Kaplan or university-arranged accommodation. You will be provided with 2 letters which you will need to show on arrival in the UK, and you must travel directly from the airport to your accommodation. Please note that this is not currently possible for students arriving in Scotland. You can find more information on the UK government website.
Please be aware the exact rules will differ slightly depending on which part of the UK you will be arriving in. You can check the relevant rules on the government website for England and the government website for Scotland.