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UK Travel advice for international students


All travellers to the UK must:

✔ take a coronavirus test (COVID-19 test) and get a negative result during the three days before you travel

✔ keep your original test result to show when you check-in to travel and at the UK Border – this can be printed or an email or text message on your phone – if using your phone, you must make sure your phone is charged


✔ your test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure that the test meets UK Government criteria

✔ book and pay for a travel test package. This will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day-two and on or after day-eight of your quarantine in the UK. This currently costs £210

✔ provide journey and contact details 48 hours before you arrive in the UK by completing the online passenger locator form

✔ submit the passenger locator form so you will receive a confirmation email with a document attached

✔ show either a printed copy of the document or a downloaded copy of the document on your phone at UK Border control

✔ wear a face covering at the airport, port or station you are arriving into and follow social distancing rules

✔ follow the UK national lockdown rules

✔ Please note that there can be serious consequences and penalties for failing to comply with UK Government requirements for travel to the UK

Graduate Route Visa

✔ UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have approved the Graduate Route Visa for students who want to work in the UK after they have successfully completed their studies. Students are required to return to the UK and complete their studies on or before 21 June 2021. Read more on the International Student Team pages.