In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be certain things that you have to do before and after arriving in the UK.
From Monday 18 January 2021, all passengers wishing to enter England must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test to travel to England. The test must be taken within three days of travelling and passengers will likely need to present this to the airline before being allowed to fly to England (if applicable).
Please visit the UK Government website for further details: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england.
Regardless of where you are travelling from, you will need to notify the UK Home Office of your details by completing an online form. Please visit the website: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk.
Depending on the country you are travelling from, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the UK. For further details, please visit the website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-immigration-and-borders.
Furthermore, entry into England is banned from certain countries to prevent the spread of Covid-19 variants. These are known as 'red list' countries.
People with long term residence rights in the UK are still allowed to enter - for example, if you have a Student visa, you would be allowed to enter. However, if you have travelled from or through a 'red list' country, you will be required to undertake a 10 day quarantine period in a government approved hotel. Please visit the UKVI website for further details of this.
Please take this information into account if you are planning on travelling to England to commence your study at Brunel University London.