Self-isolation (quarantine) information for international arrivals

If you are coming to Stirling from outside the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival. Please read all of this information thoroughly so you understand what is expected of you.

Check if you need to quarantine

If you are arriving from outside the UK, you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival. 

Note: from 18 January 2021, all travel corridors are closed. This means everyone arriving from overseas must quarantine for 10 days on arrival. This is in addition to having a negative pre-departure test. 

Make travel arrangements

If you develop coronavirus symptoms while travelling, you must inform the crew or driver on your plane, train, boat, bus or taxi and they will tell you what to do next.

You should only use public transport for your arrival if you have no other option. You can pre-book a taxi from the airport/train station in advance using Stirling Taxi’s online system

When travelling to Stirling, whether by public transport or taxi you must wear a face covering by law. If you do not comply with this requirement you could be issued a fixed penalty notice for £60.

If you think you are exempt from wearing a face covering, e.g. on health grounds, please check the latest guidance on wearing face coverings.

Arrival at your accommodation

You must know where you are coming to and have information about your accommodation on hand. You will need your address and contact details for your passenger locator form. You should keep a copy of this information on you when you are travelling.

You must familiarise yourself with the detailed quarantine guidance and make a plan for your 10 day self-isolation period. You may be asked about this when applying for a visa.

University accommodation

You will be invited to choose a booking slot for your arrival. These booking slots will be accessible via your student portal once you have completed your online induction. We will be there to give you access to your accommodation.

You can arrive before your official accommodation contract start date to allow you to quarantine in your allocated accommodation. You will not be charged rent for these extra nights.

If you do need to self-isolate, you must stay in your accommodation for 10 days after your arrival. Accommodation Services staff will stay in touch with you regularly via email or Microsoft teams to make sure you have everything you need and to answer any questions.

See contact details for University accommodation

Private accommodation

If you do need to self-isolate, you must stay in your accommodation for 10 days after your arrival. If you're moving into private accommodation, you should contact your landlord to make arrangements for a safe stay.


Provide your journey and contact details

You need to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to Scotland by completing an online form 48 hours before you arrive. You may be fined up to £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details.

You must have organised where you are going to be staying for at least the first 10 days, before you travel.

Manage your money

You cannot leave your accommodation when you are in quarantine. You need to make a plan so you have money to buy essential goods and services online, like groceries, takeaway foods and other deliveries. Make sure you have a credit card, debit or prepaid debit card, with sufficient funds to see you through your first few weeks. 

If you experience financial difficulty

The current situation can cause financial pressures for students. For information on ways the University can help you check out the money support page, or contact the Money Advice team by emailing

If you are worried about paying your rent you can contact the accommodation team by emailing to discuss and review your payment plan.

Make a self-isolation plan

Before travelling to the University of Stirling, you must have adequate proof that you will be able to self-isolate for 10 days, away from vulnerable people, and with access to the necessities of life. This may be asked for during the visa application process.