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Covid-19 Travel Information for Students

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Updated 9 January 2022

Welcome to our guide to Covid-related travel information. We have made this to help you prepare. We’ll also keep it updated it with any changes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us – we’ll be very happy to help you.

It is now easier to travel to the UK – if you are fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid on arrival, you do not need to quarantine.

There are different rules depending on your age and vaccination status. Please note: there are currently no ‘red list’ countries.

Your Age & Vaccination Status

The rules depend on whether or not you are fully vaccinated and on your age. All under-18s, vaccinated or unvaccinated, follow the same rules as fully vaccinated adults) – see below.

‘Fully vaccinated’ means that you have had a complete vaccination course at least 14 days before arrival. You must also have been vaccinated under an approved vaccination programme and be able to prove your vaccination status.

Check the list of countries with an approved vaccination plan.

Read the requirements for fully vaccinated adults and all under-18s (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
Read the requirements for adult travellers who are NOT fully vaccinated

Travel Requirements

Fully Vaccinated Adults & All Under-18s (Vaccinated or Unvaccinated)

Before you travel, you must:

On arrival:

  • you must take a Covid test before the end of Day 2 after you arrive (your arrival day is Day 0).
  • if your test result is positive, you must self-isolate (call the school and we will advise you).

Remember that you will need to bring proof that you are fully vaccinated. See the UK Government website for details.

If you are travelling with children, they may also need to take Covid tests before and/or after arrival. Read the rules on the UK government website or contact us for advice.

Adults Who Are NOT Fully Vaccinated

Before you travel, you must:

You’ll need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days. We can arrange a quarantine homestay for you if necessary.

If you are arriving in England, you can use the Test to Release scheme to reduce your quarantine – see below.

If you are travelling with children, they may also need to take Covid tests before and/or after arrival. Read the rules on the UK government website or contact us for advice.

 

Passenger Locator Form

You need to complete this online in the 48 hours before you arrive in England. You’ll need to enter:

  • passport details or the travel document you’ll use when you arrive
  • travel details, including times and dates
  • the address where you’ll stay in the UK
  • booking reference numbers for any COVID-19 tests required after arrival

More details on UK Government website >

Complete the Passenger Locator Form >

 

 

Pre-departure Covid-19 Test

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need proof of a negative Covid-19 test before you travel to the UK. You must take the test in the 2 days before your journey begins.

You can provide your test result as:

  • a printed document
  • an email or text message you can show on your phone – make sure your device is charged

 

 

Covid-19 Test(s) After Arrival

Fully Vaccinated Adults & All Under-18s (Vaccinated or Unvaccinated)

You’ll need to take a Covid test on or before Day 2 after you arrive (your arrival day is Day 0). This can be either a PCR test or a lateral flow test.

You need to book your tests before you travel. Make sure you leave enough time for them to be delivered to your address in England.

If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate. Please phone the school and we will advise you.

Find a Travel Test Provider (UK Government website) >

Adults Who Are NOT Fully Vaccinated

You will need to take PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8 after arrival (see below for information about Test to Release).

You need to book your tests before you travel. Make sure you leave enough time for them to be delivered to your address in England.

Typically, you’ll have to wait 24 to 36 hours to get your test result.

If you have a positive or unclear test result, please phone the school and we will advise you.

Find a Travel Test Provider (UK Government website) >

 

Test to Release

With the Test to Release scheme, you can take a Covid-19 test on Day 5 five of self-isolation. If you test negative, you can stop isolating. If you test positive, you must quarantine for 10 more days after the test. Anyone using the scheme still has to take another test on Day 8. Tests cost between £65 and £120. This only applies if you are NOT fully vaccinated or under 18.

For more information about Test to Release, visit the UK Government website.

 

UK Government Website

For more information on travelling to England, visit:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Book with Confidence at Lewis School

If you need to change your plans for any reason, that’s no problem!

You can cancel or postpone your face-to-face English course up to 7 days before your start date in 2022. You can therefore book your course with confidence.

View our English courses for adults (16+) >

 

Last updated 9 January 2022

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Covid-19 Travel Information for Students
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Covid-19 Travel Information for Students
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Read about the current rules for international students travelling to the UK to study English. What are the different rules depending on where you're travelling from, your age and your vaccination status?
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