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International Students


Travel from a Green list country

If you are arriving to the UK from a Green list country, and have only been in a Green list country for the 10 days prior to arrival, you will need to do the following:

  • Negative COVID-19 test

You must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to travel to the UK. You must take the test in the 3 days before the service on which you will arrive in England departs.

  • Contact details

Prior to travel, you will need to provide journey and contact details anytime in the 48 hours prior to arriving using an online form. To complete the form you will need your travel details (including times, dates, and flight number), your passport, and the address where you will stay in the UK.

This is to be taken after arrival in the UK. This test must be booked in advance of travelling to the UK. It is not possible to use the University's asymptomatic testing programme to take these tests instead of booking one of the government-approved testing packages prior to arrival.   

You will not need to quarantine after arrival in the UK unless your day 2 test is positive or you are informed by NHS Test and Trace that you travelled to the UK with someone who tested positive, in which case you will need to quarantine for 10 days.

The restrictions, requirements, and categories are subject to change. We would advise you to check regularly for updates. Some countries on the Green list have been highlighted as 'at risk' of moving to the Amber list.

If you have any queries specifically about the requirements to travel to the UK, the University’s COVID Helpdesk may be able to provide further clarification. You can email them at or telephone +44 1223 339514.