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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 October 1, 2022 regarding Covid-19.

  • 1. Travelling to Canada Advice

    Effective October 1, 2022 all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

    • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website,

    • provide proof of vaccination;

    • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing

    • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
    • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving in Canada.

      Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:

    • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail;
    • wear masks on planes and trains.

    Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.

    Individuals are reminded that they should not travel if they have symptoms of COVID-19. If travellers become sick while travelling, and are still sick when they arrive in Canada, they should inform a flight attendant or a border services officer upon arrival. They may then be referred to a quarantine officer who will decide whether the traveller needs further medical assessment as COVID-19 remains one of many communicable diseases listed in the Quarantine Act.

  • 2. Medical Insurance
    • International students need to have medical insurance with COVID coverage and also a phone number that operates in Canada.

     

  • 3. Unvaccinated Travellers

    As of June 20, 2022, Canada’s federal government is lifting vaccine requirements for travellers on domestic and outbound trains and planes. Please be advised that we still strongly recommend being vaccinated before you travel, and please also be aware that the majority of our homestay hosts will not accommodate unvaccinated travellers.

  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.

Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:

  • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail;
  • wear masks on planes and trains.

Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.

Individuals are reminded that they should not travel if they have symptoms of COVID-19. If travellers become sick while travelling, and are still sick when they arrive in Canada, they should inform a flight attendant or a border services officer upon arrival. They may then be referred to a quarantine officer who will decide whether the traveller needs further medical assessment as COVID-19 remains one of many communicable diseases listed in the Quarantine Act.

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