Travel and visas

Requirements to enter the UK

Everyone currently entering the UK (including UK citizens) must provide:

  • their journey and contact details in the 48 hours before they arrive, by completing the online passenger locator form.
  • proof of a negative coronavirus test, taken some time in the three days before they departed.

Find out more on the UK government border control website.

New self-isolation requirements

From 15 February, these new self-isolation requirements apply to everyone arriving in England:

  • If you have travelled in a country on the banned travel list in the last 10 days, you must self-isolate in a government quarantine hotel for 10 days. You must book this hotel before you travel and book two COVID-19 tests to take during your quarantine.
  • If you’re coming from a country that is not on the banned travel list, you must quarantine at home for 10 days. You must book two COVID-19 tests before you arrive to take during your quarantine.
  • If you’re travelling from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man (and have not been in any other countries in the last 10 days), you do not need to quarantine.

Find out more on the UK government website.

EU/EEA nationals update

As part of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, EU/EEA/Swiss students who arrived to study in the UK on or before 11pm on Thursday, 31 December 2020 do not require a visa to enter the UK to start their studies.

EU/ EEA/Swiss students who plan to arrive in the UK for the first time to start their studies on or after 1 January 2021 (on a programme of more than six months) will require a student visa to enter the UK.

Find out more on our visas and immigration pages.

Here's some key information you need on travel guidance, support and visa information. UKCISA also has useful information for international students travelling to the UK.