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UK government announces further easing of international travel rules

21 September 2021

The UK Government has announced a huge overhaul to its international travel rules, making it easier for international and EU students arriving in the UK.

From 4am on Monday 4th October, the traffic-light system is to be scrapped, with green and amber list countries forming one category of low-risk countries. Additional focus will be placed on vaccination status, with double-jabbed people enjoying far more freedom to travel and ease of access into the UK.

From Wednesday 22nd September, a number of countries will be removed from the UK Government’s red list, including:

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Turkey

Travellers arriving in the UK from low-risk countries will now no longer need to take a pre-departure test, take a day 8 COVID-19 test or quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days after you arrive in England. Full details can be found here.

Stay up to date with the latest UK study and coronavirus updates and if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the SI-UK London team on 020-7287-7040 or by arranging a free online consultation.


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