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A student’s guide to travelling to England after 17th May 2021

A student’s guide to travelling to England after 17th May 2021

We’re excited to say that you guys need to slowly start getting used to hugs again!

If you’re planning to come stay with GoBritanya in London or Brighton after 17th May, below you’ll find the main things you must be aware of (small hint: it’s mostly great news 😊)

  1. You can now meet six people or 2 household indoors and overnight stays are allowed again.
  2. All hospitality venues will have customers indoors as well as outdoors.
  3. Indoor entertainment venues, such as museums and cinemas will open again. It has been too long, this is one of the most exciting ones!
  4. Organised exercise classes can start indoors! Steam rooms and saunas are allowed to open too!
  5. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs are reopening as well. Now that the weather in finally getting better, it’s time to start planning those weekends away in the UK with your new friends!


Social distancing is still strongly advised and you will still need to wear a face covering inside public transportation, shops etc. But around your close friends and family, it will be up to you to decide what social distancing measures you want to enforce. We obviously recommend being cautious at all times.

Now on to the most important matter: what you need to be able to travel to the UK?

Please please please constantly check the government website (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus ) this is the only place where you will always find the most up to date information. Depending on what list (red, amber or green) your country is on, you will need to make different arrangements before you travel to the UK. Please note that students from countries on the red list will need to quarantine is a government approved hotel and you will have to buy your hotel package from the government website. If you come from an amber country, you can self-isolate in one of our residences. And if you come from a green country, you do not need to self-isolate at all. Something everybody needs to do, regardless of the country they’re coming from, is buy a government approved testing package, for days 2 and 8. This can also be bought from the government website.

If your country is on the amber list, you can buy an additional test-to-release PCR, which you can have on day 5 of your self-isolation, and as soon as the results come back negative you are free to end your isolation 😊.

Don’t forget us at GoBritanya are always here for you, and we’re happy to answer any additional questions you may have on this topic.

Finally, as peace of mind is what we always focus on at GoBritanya, we are offering Private Student Insurance which covers you for almost anything you can think of. You can find the details on our website: https://www.gobritanya.com/student-insurance-united-kingdom/ and you can always contact us in case you need any additional info 😊. Safe travels!



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