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All 6 of our schools in the UK and Canada are now open! 

Travelling to the UK?

Notice to new students and Overseas Partners following the UK Government’s announcement effective Friday 18th March 2022 regarding Covid-19

  • 1. Travel to England rules

    From Friday 18th March, 2022:

    When you travel to England, you do not need to:

    • Complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel 
    • Take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
    • Quarantine when you arrive

    This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

    It includes people who are transiting through England.

    Other countries may have rules about what you need to do to leave the country to travel to England. You should check travel advice for the country you are travelling from. 

    How to stay safe while in the UK and on public transport 

    Check separate public health guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus while you are in the UK

    Travel provider and transport hub rules

    Your travel provider, or the transport hub you travel through, may have COVID-19 rules in place. For example they may require or advise you to wear a face covering.

    You should follow any COVID-19 rules and guidance from:

    • Your travel provider – airline, ferry, coach or train company
    • The transport venue – airport, port, coach or railway station

    Red list countries and territories

    There are currently no red list restrictions in place for travel to England.

  • 2. Cancellations and postponements
    • For students who have booked courses under the St Giles Flexible Bookings Guarantee, St Giles will not charge cancellation fees to postpone or cancel courses due to these new arrangements. Students postponing courses can avoid course cancellation fees provided that they start their course before the end of 2022.
  • 3. Further information

Travelling to Canada?

Notice to New Students and Overseas Partners regarding travelling to Canada following the Canadian Government’s recent announcement effective Friday 1st April 2022 regarding Covid-19

  • 1. Travelling to Canada Advice

    Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1.

     

  • 2. Before you travel to Canada

    Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1.

    Below you will find a comprehensive list of what is expected from fully vaccinated travellers:

     

    • Second dose of vaccines must have been received 14 days prior departure.
    • Use of the Arrive CAN app or website to submit the proof of vaccination documents.
    • As of April 25, 2022, submission of a suitable quarantine plan is no longer required. 

       

  • 3. Testing after arrival in Canada
    • Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to take a molecular test upon arrival. Those travellers who are randomly selected for a mandatory test will not be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result. Unvaccinated Canadian travellers will continue to be required to test on arrival, on Day 8, and quarantine for 14 days.
  • 4. Medical Insurance
    • International students need to have medical insurance with COVID coverage and also a phone number that operates in Canada.
  • 5. Unvaccinated Travellers

    Please be aware that as of 15 January 2022 only fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed into Canada.

  • 6. Homestay accommodation
    • If students are staying in a homestay, they will be given special advice. Students who return a positive test result will be required to self-isolate in their room, with meals provided by their host and delivered to their room.
    • St Giles will not charge extra for additional lunches provided in the student’s homestay during the period of self-isolation for a maximum of 7 days after arrival or until PCR test results are received. An additional charge of $5 per day shall apply for any additional lunches thereafter. This shall be payable directly to homestay hosts.
    • May be required to take a test on arrival at the airport.
    • No longer need to self-isolate while waiting for a negative test result but students must self-isolate if a positive test is returned.
  • 7. Residence Halls
    • If students are staying in a residence hall arranged by St Giles, meals can be ordered from local restaurants via mobile phone apps and delivered to the student’s room.
    • Please note that not all residences are suitable for self-isolation. If you have booked such a residence, then our Accommodation Office will be in contact with you to arrange a suitable location for your self-isolation period.
    • Self-isolating students will be able to join their classes via the Zoom platform. St Giles will not charge extra for the Online Classes or offer compensation for lost in-person classes. It is anticipated that St Giles will face additional costs for providing additional online lessons for new students alongside in-person classes for continuing students, or for those who join in-person classes after negative test results.
  • 8. Cancellations and postponements
    • For students who have booked courses under the St Giles Flexible Bookings Guarantee, St Giles will not charge cancellation fees to postpone or cancel courses due to these new arrangements. Students postponing courses can avoid course cancellation fees provided that they start their course before the end of 2022.
  • 9. Further information
    • Further information may be obtained from our Bookings team, our Sales team, or St Giles Vancouver. These new regulations will be reviewed by St Giles in the light of any new government announcements. It is anticipated that the roll out of these measures to all airports and all travellers may take a few days to be fully operational.

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Travel to England rules

How to stay safe while in the UK and on public transport

Check separate public health guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus while you are in the UK.

Travel provider and transport hub rules

Your travel provider, or the transport hub you travel through, may have COVID-19 rules in place. For example they may require or advise you to wear a face covering.

You should follow any COVID-19 rules and guidance from:

How to stay safe while in the UK and on public transport

How to stay safe while in the UK and on public transport

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