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Overseas Students: Quarantine

Question for Home Office

UIN 73004, tabled on 13 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will exempt international students from the mandatory covid-19 quarantine period of two weeks.

Answered on

21 July 2020

The list of travellers exempt from quarantine can be found here

Passengers arriving from exempt countries and territories no longer need to self-isolate when entering England from 10th July. If someone has travelled through a non-exempt country, they will still be required to self-isolate for the remainder of 14 days since they left that country.

Travellers will need to self-isolate if they visited or made a?transit stop?in a country that is not on the list in the 14 days before they arrive in England.

Public health remains our top priority, and we will not hesitate to remove countries and territories from the list if the health risks are seen to increase.

Devolved administrations make their own decisions around the measures in place and so it is important for travellers to follow the measures in the country they arrive in.

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Home Office