UK travel restrictions for students

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UK travel restrictions for students

What are the Quarantine rules for students?

Quarantine is mandatory for all travellers entering the UK except from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. However the length of quarantine is different depending which country you enter the UK

Scotland, Wales, N Ireland 
10 days

England
10 days or
Test to Release Scheme after 5 days and if Covid-free then you can end self-isolation

Does it matter which country a student travels from?

Selected countries have been placed on UK travel ban lists. Students from the banned countries are still able to enter the UK because of their student visa status.

Each country has their own list

England
Scotland
Wales
N Ireland

Where must students quarantine?

What must students do before travelling to the UK?

  1. Provide a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 days before departure
  2. Book and pay for a travel test package which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and day 8 of your quarantine.
  3. Book your Test to Release Scheme if arriving into England from a country not on the banned country list
  4. Complete and submit your passenger locator form 48 hours before departure. Print your confirmation email with completed passenger locator form to show at UK Border control

The requirements vary so check the country you are going to

England
Scotland
Wales
N Ireland

Making plans

If in doubt, check it out with

  1. discuss quarantine options if school are unable to provide this
  2. confirm travel arrangements

This article appears in the following categories  Guardianship, Host Families

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