NEW TRAVEL RULE UDPATE FOR UK INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

NEW TRAVEL RULE UDPATE FOR UK INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


LATEST TRAVEL UPDATES FOR UK INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Are you an international student preparing to study in UK in the coming months? If so, you might feel worried about the new Omicron COVID-19 variant and the travel limitations by the UK Government.

Please keep in mind that, International students globally have been impacted by border limitations and new travel rules as countries rush to improve control the virus. The swiftly emerging condition denotes that these rules are being modified by the hour — causing doubt in what this means for students wishing to study abroad.

The UK has put 10 African countries on its “red-list” after signs of the Omicron variant were discovered in the country. This includes Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Please keep in mind that no one from these countries is permitted to come to the UK unless they are British or Irish nationals/residents.

All visitors from other nations are obligated to take a COVID-19 test inside 48 hours of arrival in the UK. They are obligated to quarantine until a negative result is presented irrespective of whether they are completely vaccinated or not.

At the time of publishing this video update, the UK has recorded 32 events of the Omicron variant. Health officials advise that it is “very likely” that this figure will carry on to amplify in the coming days. This comes after the UK government scientific advisers have warned that the Omicron variant could be the source of the biggest wave of COVID-19 cases in the UK up till now.

UK ministers have dashed to obtain 114 million more vaccines for the next 24 months in reply to the Omicron variant.

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