International Collegiate students who have recently arrived in the UK can now be vaccinated free of charge. To be eligible, you must make sure that you are registered with your local General Practitioner (GP) – they will contact you directly over the phone or online to book your appointment. However, only students from amber and green countries will be able to get the jab, as the UK government is still implementing travel restrictions on those entering the UK to prevent a spike in infection rates.Entrants from green countries must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, or on the day after. You are required to quarantine if you have a positive test result, or if the NHS’s Test & Trace identified someone you travelled to England with as testing positive for COVID-19.
Red List Countries
Those of you coming from countries on the UK government’s red list will not be able to enter the UK unless you are British, Irish or have the right to live in the UK. If you are from the previously mentioned nations, you must self-isolate in a government-approved hotel for ten days and take 2 Covid-19 tests on days two and eight.
Amber List Countries
Those coming from amber countries must quarantine for 10 days and take two COVID-19 tests. People who opt to pay for a private test using the Test to Release scheme might be able to shorten their quarantine period by five days. This test must be booked ahead of your arrival, though.
Green List Countries
Entrants from green countries must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, or on the day after. You are required to quarantine if you have a positive test result, or if the NHS’s Test & Trace identified someone you travelled to England with as testing positive for COVID-19.
You can visit the UK Government’s website for more information.
It’s also important to note that restrictions are subject to change and you should keep checking the UK Government website for the most up to date information.
If you have any further questions regarding vaccination protocols, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Remember, to be eligible for a vaccine you must be registered with your local GP, and they will contact you via telephone or online.
Finally, head over to our international students hub for more information, guides and advice on getting the most of university student life in the UK.