Travel to the UK

Key information

The information provided below assumes you are eligible to enter the UK. If you have any questions relating to your immigration status or visa more generally, please contact our International Student Advice Team.

Everyone entering England from outside the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) will be legally required to complete a pre-departure test, complete a passenger locator form and book a travel tests

  • Green country arrivals will not have to quarantine on arrival, and the travel test package will only include a test on day 2, rather than days 2 and 8.
  • Amber country arrivals will be required to quarantine in University owned or private accommodation, and the travel test package will include a test on both days 2 and 8
  • Red country arrivals will be required to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel, and the travel test package will include a test on both days 2 and 8.

Non-compliance with legal quarantine requirements could result in fines or prison sentences.

  • Most staff and students are allowed to enter the UK even if travelling from a “red list travel ban” country. See FAQs below.
  • If you are travelling from an “amber list” or a “red list” country you will be required to quarantine for 10 days - unless you are fully UK vaccinated.
  • If you’re travelling from a “red list travel ban” country then this ‘quarantine’ will need to be in a Government allocated hotel, which costs £1,750
  • If you are a new student travelling to join the University for the first time and are required to pay the cost of quarantine, Oxford Brookes will provide you with a tuition fee discount for up to £1,750. This amount will be discounted from the second semester of your tuition fees. Please see our Terms and Conditions
  • Please see our International Student Advice Team webpages for more detailed information on your travels. 

How to prepare for travel

How to prepare for travel
A text-only version of this guide is provided in the FAQs

FAQs

Travel within the UK

Leaving your term-time accommodation to travel to your vacation time residence will require you to take two rapid (lateral flow) Covid-19 tests, which are provided by the University.

Please also note Government regulations on travel within the UK.

Travel from the UK

Please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office website for up-to-date travel restrictions regarding your destination country and any countries you will need to travel through.

You are likely to require proof of a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken no more than three days before you can travel - this must be purchased privately. You cannot use the University’s rapid Covid-19 test centres for this purpose.