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International travel and quarantine

Guidelines and support if you travel abroad, or travel to Bath from another country. Updated 22 December 2021.

Travel to another country from the UK

If you travel abroad, then you must follow the Government’s guidance for travelling abroad during the coronavirus pandemic. This also includes information on the Covid tests you'll need to enter another country, how to use your NHS Covid Pass to prove your vaccination status, and what you'll need to do when you return to England.

Travel to Bath from another country

Since Monday 4 October the rules have changed and now depend on whether you have been in a red-list country in the past 10 days, and whether you qualify as fully vaccinated. Since Thursday 15 December the UK Government removed all countries from the red list but this is subject to change, so please sign up for travel advice email alerts for your destination.

If your permanent home residence is overseas, the University agreed to help cover the quarantine-related costs when you returned to Bath for another year of undergraduate or taught postgraduate studies for the start of the 2021-22 academic year. If you return from countries where quarantining and testing is required, read full details of our quarantine arrangements and the booking process.

We are unable to cover the cost for any quarantine and test package costs for your partner or family, who may be travelling with you.

If you leave the UK during the 2021-22 academic year, you may have to quarantine or take tests again when you return. The University will not be able to support you for any additional periods of quarantine. If you are currently living in the UK you are encouraged to use the accommodation on campus, rather than returning to a country that may mean you need to quarantine on your return.

This support is in line with current UK quarantine guidance, which could change. Please check the current travel guidelines and status of your country before you travel.

As with all impacts from the pandemic, if this means you will suffer financially you can apply to the Hardship Fund for support.