I am an international student, what advice and support can the University provide to help me to return to my home country for the winter break?

Before booking your travel, you should check the testing and self-isolation requirements in place in your destination country and factor these into your travel plans.   You should also consult the Government’s safer travel guidance for passengers.

You should not plan to travel before 3 December. Ideally, you should arrange to travel during the ‘student travel window’ which will run from 3-9 December. If you have been receiving present-in-person teaching, we ask you to avoid travelling until after this has taken place.

When planning your journey back to the UK you should remember that, unless your country of departure, and any countries that you will transit through during your journey, are on the Government’s list of exempt countries, you will need to undergo a 14-day period of self-isolation on your return to the UK.

You may find it useful to refer to the travel advice in the AIG Travel Assistance App (accessible via www.mylifeline.co.uk) when planning your journey. The App provides a source of information to support students who are planning international travel and you can also use it to monitor developments whilst in your home country. Please be aware it does not provide travel insurance cover for holiday travel – you will need to arrange your own cover if you are returning to your home country for the winter break.

Once you have downloaded the App you will need to register using the appropriate policy number:

Undergraduate students:             0010628134

Postgraduate students:                0010628132

Students undertaking international travel may require a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) test or other Covid tests. Please check the requirements of your destination country. More information on how to access Covid testing will be sent to students during the week commencing 23 November 2020.