COVID-19 has impacted the entire globe in terms of economy, technology, mortality, travel restrictions and many more. These factors have created a delusion in the minds of international students, especially in terms of travelling to desired study destination.
The UK has made some restrictions in travelling, and students are worried if they will be able to travel to the UK for their higher education. In this article, we will be discussing the contemporary rules and regulations on travel about COVID-19.
The UK has segregated countries for travel
The UK has divided countries in to Red Listed, Amber Listed, and Green Listed countries. As of July 2021, Nepal is still in the list of red listed countries, and has to follow rules and regulations accordingly.
The Government of UK states that, “if you have been in red listed countries or territories in the last 10 days, you will only be allowed to enter UK if you are a British or Irish national, or have residence rights in the UK” (gov.uk, July 2021).
Here international students (especially Nepalese Students) need to understand that if they are granted a visa to study in the UK, they will fall under the category “have residence rights in the UK”, hence can travel to the UK.
What needs to be done before entering England:
- Take a COVID-19 test
- Book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests
- Complete a passenger locator form
Does it cost you for quarantine expenses?
Yes, the quarantine hotel package costs you £1,750. Some of the universities are providing discounts which is equal to £1,750, which is meant for international students to cover this charge.
- You could be fined £10,000- or 10-years’ imprisonment, or both if you do not provide accurate information about countries you have visited in the last 10 days.
- You could be fined a maximum of £10,000 if you break the quarantine rules.
This article had been written on 16th July 2021, and all the information are correct as of this date. To keep yourself updated, please visit www.gov.uk