A traffic light system has been introduced for international travel. If you are travelling directly from overseas to Scotland you must check the Scottish Government website for the most up-to-date information on travelling to Scotland. When you arrive in Scotland from abroad what you must do depends on:
- where you’ve been in the 10 days before arriving in Scotland
- whether the country or area you’ve travelled from is on the red, amber or green list
If you are travelling into Scotland from a country on the Scottish Government red list, there is a requirement for managed isolation in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £1750.
Please note, however, that we are currently working closely with the Scottish Government to explore the possibility of the University of Stirling being authorised to host students from red listed countries in our own University accommodation as part of the managed quarantine scheme. This means that on arrival into Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, students would be transported directly to Stirling rather than having to go to a government-managed hotel and you would be fully supported by University staff in our accommodation during your 10-day (11 nights) quarantine period.
We hope this new scheme will be approved in the next couple of weeks and we will share more information as soon as possible, including costs. We expect that the costs will be substantially less than those charged at the government managed quarantine hotels. If you are an international student travelling from a red listed country and are interested in being supported in University-managed accommodation for your quarantine period, please complete this form as soon as possible.
You can only travel to the UK from a “red list” country if you’re a British national or you have residence rights. People with residence rights include those travelling to the UK on a valid Student Route visa. Further details are available on the Scottish Government website.
Traveling abroad for leisure and holidays remains discouraged.