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Coming to BNU

Coming to BNU

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to BNU. We understand you may be feeling a bit concerned about your travel plans and the extra costs involved with quarantining.  Don’t worry – we can help you!

Check out our package to help with your travel plans.

If you are fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must complete a passenger locator form. You need to do this in the 3 days before you arrive in England.

You do not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests before you travel to England or after you arrive.

You do not need to quarantine when you arrive in England.

Read separate guidance to check if you qualify as fully vaccinated.

If you are not fully vaccinated
Before you travel to England – not fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

You will need to enter your PCR test booking reference number in the passenger locator form.

Read separate guidance about taking a COVID-19 test before you travel to England.

When you arrive in England – not fully vaccinated

You do not need to quarantine when you arrive in England.

You must take the COVID-19 PCR test that you booked before you travelled.

You can take the test any time after you arrive and before the end of day 2 at the latest. The day you arrive in England is day 0.

Our accommodation

To help you, we are allowing all students arriving from outside the UK to arrive at the halls from Saturday 28 August. This will allow everybody who needs to self-isolate to do so before Welcome Week and before your course starts. In addition, we are pleased to confirm that you will not be charged for arriving early.

Because restrictions related to individual countries changes regularly, this offer is available to anyone arriving directly to the halls from outside the UK or from hotel quarantine (red countries). If you cannot arrive early, that’s OK, but if government guidance requires it, you will still need to self-isolate in your room for the required 10 days.

Covid-19 testing

Need a Covid test when you arrive? We will cover the cost up to £210 of any Covid testing you are required to take on arrival in the UK, in line with Government guidance.

Passenger locator form

Before travelling to the UK, don’t forget to complete a Passenger Locator Form. The form must be completed 48 hours before you travel and you’ll need to show your completed form when you check in to travel or board your plane, train or ferry to the UK. We’d hate you to be turned away on arrival!

What are the rules for your country?

To find out more about which countries are on the red, amber and green list as well as the rules for each country, the Passenger locator form, and the hotel quarantine process, visit the UK Government website

When to arrive in the UK

If you are travelling from, or through a red or amber list country, we recommend that you arrive in the UK by Saturday 28 August. This will allow you to complete the 10-day quarantine before arriving at BNU, ready to join in with all the great activities we’ve got planned for our Welcome Week, starting on Monday 20 September.

Your Covid-19 vaccination

Not yet had a vaccination? You’ll be able to get your Covid-19 vaccination in the UK for free, regardless of your nationality or immigration status. Once you have registered with a local GP in the UK, you can book your first and second Covid-19 vaccination.

For more information check out NHS vaccination FAQs.

Terms and Conditions
  • You must be enrolled full-time or part-time on a BNU taught course at our High Wycombe, Uxbridge or Aylesbury campus.
  • You must be an international or EU student. The University will not support home students returning from holidays/overseas visits.
  • You must evidence your travel fares in your own name to the United Kingdom.
  • You must evidence your Covid-19 tests booked/paid for and obligation for hotel quarantine (if required by government guidance).
  • You can only access this scheme once - the University will not support multiple trips back and forth to the United Kingdom.
  • If you withdraw within 8 weeks from the start of your studies, you are liable to repay these costs back to the University.