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 under a programme recognised by the UK government, you will need to take a PCR ‘day 2’ test once you have arrived in the UK. This will necessitate isolating for 2 days upon arrival.
If you are not fully vaccinated under a programme recognised by the UK government, 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. Once you arrive, you will need to isolate for 10 days.
If you are travelling from a country on the UK government’s travel ‘red list’, you will have to isolate in a quarantine hotel upon arrival in the UK. To help make your journey to start your studies easier, you’ll be able to benefit from a range of support measures, including financial assistance towards the cost of your quarantine hotel. Check out our dedicated web page for more information.
Please check the travel rules on the government website; if you are at all unsure about what you need to do, feel free to get in touch. 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.