Opening up to international travel

09 February 2022
Posted by Study Group CEO Emma Lancaster

Opening up to international travel

With the Omicron wave of COVID-19 cases now receding in many countries, there’s good news for international students and others travelling around the world.

The easing of travel restrictions

The UK has extended the list of countries from which vaccinations are now accepted, including China, Macau, and Iran. The list extension means that vaccinations from most countries and territories are recognised for entry into the UK.

Also, the UK has lifted the requirement for a ‘Day 2’ COVID-19 test to be taken after arrival from Friday, 11 February – making it easier to arrange travel and freely move around the UK.

In more good news, students can now travel to Australia, provided they are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID-19. As a result, international students can study on-campus at universities in Australia. New Zealand also recently announced a gradual re-opening of international borders from next month, and the US continues to welcome fully vaccinated travellers, including international students.

Our commitment to student safety and wellbeing

Study Group’s top priority is the wellbeing of our students, staff, and the communities in which we live.

Our campuses and learning environments across the world are as safe and welcoming as possible. We comply fully with local public health guidance and also reflect the measures taken by our university partners, taking care to consider the concerns of our students from across the world. In many countries, international students are also eligible for vaccines and boosters free of charge.

The opportunity to study abroad and make global connections

It is great news that travel to the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the US is continuing to open up. International students can increasingly make the most of the excellent higher education provision and cultural immersion opportunities these popular study destinations offer.

We look forward to continuing to support our students to achieve their learning goals, career ambitions and to make meaningful connections and friends with people from all over the world.

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