On Wednesday, the UK Government reinstated the “Red List” and quarantine requirements. Unaccompanied minors arriving from a “Red List” country to attend a higher education or further education institution in England or Wales may quarantine in accommodations provided by their school, with a host family, or managed quarantine hotel.
This guidance applies to minors (students under 18 years old) and their families. Students over 18 years of age must follow the standard quarantine rules for red list arrivals.
Eligible students must coordinate with their higher education or further education institution in advance of their arrival.
- Students (and their accompanying travelers) must take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result during the 3 days before they travel.
- The student must book and pay for a travel test package with tests on Days 2 and 8.
- Travelers must complete a passenger locator form with details of where they will quarantine and test.
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and guidance from government agencies and health advisories change often.
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