Traffic light system
Currently, a red, amber, green traffic light system is in use across the UK to guide what you must do before and on your arrival into the UK.
You must follow the guidance on international travel and quarantine as appropriate when travelling to the UK.
It’s important that you understand what entry requirements you will need to adhere to when travelling from another country into the UK, particularly if you will be travelling from a red- or amber- listed country.
Travel to the UK is permitted for those entering on a Student Visa. This applies to all countries including those on the red list.
Please follow the latest government guidance published on the gov.uk website.
Latest government guidance on entry to the UK
Red, amber and green list rules for entering and quarantine in the UK
Travelling from/through a ‘red list’ country
All international arrivals coming into UK airports from red-listed countries must now book and pay for managed isolation in quarantine hotels to help protect against the importation of COVID-19.
Information on which countries are on the UK's 'red list' can be found on the UK government website.
If you are arriving into the UK, regardless of your final destination within the UK, and have visited or passed through a red list country, you will be required to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel. You will need to book and pay for this independently using the link below.
Booking a quarantine hotel
The Managed Quarantine Package costs £2,285 for a single person and includes 10 full days (11 nights) including food, beverages, transfers, security and 2 Covid tests.
Updates to the ‘red list’
The following countries will move from the UK government’s travel ‘red list’ to the ‘amber list’ at 4 am on Wednesday 22 September:
Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey
If you have booked a place in a Managed Quarantine Facility hotel for 22 September or afterwards, please contact CTM, the booking agency, directly at
If you are arriving into the UK from an amber or green list country and have not been in a red list country for 10 or more days prior to your arrival in the UK you are not required to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel.
26 July 2021