Travel to the UK

Travelling to the UK: latest advice

If you are planning to travel to the UK from an affected country, contact us at

If you need information on travel options from quarantine, contact the International Office at

Find out more about International travel: restrictions and quarantine.

Travel and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read our guidance about international travel restrictions and quarantine.

When to travel

University accommodation

If you have arranged to live in a University of Bristol residence you will be contacted by the accommodation office about flexible arrival times for moving into University accommodation. Find out about arriving in January 2021.

Private accommodation

If you have already arranged private accommodation, check with your landlord when you can move in before you book your travel. 

If you need to find accommodation, read our advice about how to find private accommmodation in Bristol. 

What to pack

Make sure you check:

Make sure to bring these important documents.

Arriving in the UK

At the border

Read the current government advice pages about entering the UK, including information about providing your contact details before your arrival date, so that you know what to expect when you plan your entry to the UK. There is currently some important information that you will need to read and act on ahead of your arrival date.


Please do not use eGates at the airport if you need to obtain a Short-term study visa stamp at the UK border. Visa stamps can only be obtained from a Border Officer.

Travel to the University of Bristol

We are working on arrangements to support you on arrival, information will be provided as soon as possible.

Airport transfers

Booking is now open for our airport transfer service. This service collects you from London Heathrow or Bristol Airport and takes you to your accommodation. 

Book your airport transfer.

Edit this page