Travel restrictions & visas

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Covid-19 | Travel restrictions and student visas

The UK government roadmap out of lockdown was released in February 2021 by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

The UK government treats visitors and international arrivals differently depending on the Covid risk in the country they are coming from. Each country or territory is on the red, amber or green listThe UK government has committed to review the lists every three weeks throughout the summer months. It is a good idea for agents and students to check the lists regularly if they are planning a trip to the UK. 

If a student has visited or transited through another country in the previous ten days, they will have to follow the stricter rules for the highest-risk country or territory. 

English language testing centres

You can find information on which centres are open on the test centre providers' websites:

Coronavirus concessions for short-term students

Students are able to request 'exceptional assurance' if they are unable to return home from the UK due to the pandemic.

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