Before you arrange to travel please check the UK Government website for the latest information and restrictions on entering the UK and living in England.
The UKVI have told us that students with a long-term visa including a Student route or Tier 4 visa and those with settlement in the UK are regarded as residents so should be able to travel.
Read UKCISA guidance for international students travelling from the UK's red list of countries
Quarantine and self-isolation
The Government has introduced a number of quarantine and self-isolation instructions for anyone arriving in the UK. Further information relating to this can be found on the Government webpages.
The UK Government has confirmed that from 4 October if a person has been vaccinated in Africa, South America, UAE, India, Turkey, Jordan, Thailand or Russia - even if they’ve had one of the same vaccines being rolled out in the UK - they are considered unvaccinated. They must therefore follow ‘unvaccinated rules’, including a ten day home quarantine, and tests.
Keep checking the UK Government travel guidance
It’s important you keep checking for updates before you travel to find out if you are able to enter the UK, what you must do before you travel, upon arrival and the rules about self-isolating once you are here.
We strongly advise you to check with your airline before you go to the airport and check the latest guidance on the UK Government website.
To help you settle in and so you do not have to leave your accommodation unnecessarily, we will provide you with a quarantine pack (basic food such as pasta, rice, tea etc/bedding/kitchen utensils) upon arrival, which we will deliver to your flat. Please then make sure you read the guidance on self-isolating, so you are aware of what support services are available to you, including how to order food deliveries.
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