How do I know if I need to quarantine upon arrival to Newcastle?

Guidance for students who may need to self-isolate on arrival in Newcastle.

You will need to self-isolate if you have travelled from, visited, or made a transit stop (this means changed aircraft) in a country that is not on the list of exempt countries during your journey or in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK. Don’t worry, we’re here to support you. 

You will be able to complete this quarantine period in your accommodation at your final destination. For example, if you arrive in the UK in London and then travel on to Newcastle straight away, you can quarantine in Newcastle. If you have any medication you need to take, make sure you bring enough for both your 10 day quarantine period, and for an additional period in case you need to self-isolate for longer.  

The list of exempt countries changes frequently. Check it regularly before you are due to travel so you know what to expect on arrival in the UK.  

You must complete a passenger locator form in the 48 hour period before you travel to the UK. When you arrive at the UK border, you will be asked to show proof that you have completed this form. 

If you need to quarantine on your arrival in the UK and are staying in University managed accommodation, you must email in advance of your arrival. When you arrive, you must then complete our Covid-19 Reporting Form. Please be sure to include the dates of your quarantine.  


Report : tell us that you are self-isolating through the Covid-19 reporting form, so that we can support you.

Covid support: If you have a Covid-19 related enquiry, you can contact us by email or the Covid Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101 (open 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday).

Urgent help: If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day you should call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7).