There are new rules regarding travelling to the UK which came into effect on 15 February. Here’s a summary for you.
Travelling to the UK
Travel to the UK from all ‘red list’ countries is banned (except for UK residents and UK and Irish citizens).
If you are travelling to England from a country which is not on the red list, you must:
- show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. This must be taken no more than 72 hours before travelling.
- travel directly to your accommodation and self-isolate (quarantine) for 10 days.
- book and pay for a travel test package before you travel. This costs £210 and includes a coronavirus test which you must take on Day 2 and Day 8 of your quarantine. If one of these tests is positive, you must self-isolate for a further 10 days.
- complete a Passenger Locator Form before you travel. You will need to enter the details of where you will self-isolate and give the travel test package booking reference number.
For your 10-day self-isolation period, you can choose to stay with one of our quarantine homestay hosts. During this time, you can study with us online, before joining us for face-to-face classes.
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.