Here you will find news and updates from the VISA Team including updates on Home Office concessions relating to COVID-19.

Please read our news item on the  Home Office changes from 5th October 2020 and our news item on the Home Office changes from 5th October 2020.

 

News Update - 15th February 2021: The Scottish government has announced new rules for international arrivals, aimed at helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The new rules come into force from Monday, 15th February. Here is a quick summary of what you need to know:

  • All incoming passengers have to fill in a passenger locator form before they arrive, listing their contact details, departure country and their UK address
  • You will need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to be allowed entry. The test must have been taken in the 72 hours before travelling
  • You will still need to quarantine for a period of 10 days in hotel accommodation (called ‘managed isolation’)
  • All international travellers arriving directly into Scotland will have to go into managed isolation
  • Travellers should book this online and 1300 rooms near Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports have been secured. Please go here to book:  https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk
  • This accommodation will cost £1750 for each traveller, which includes food and two tests, on days 2 and 8 of quarantine.

This applies to students travelling to Scotland. For London students, please check the UK Government arrival advice.

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact studentsupport@gcu.ac.uk or visa@gcu.ac.uk for visa specific enquiries.