Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear CIE student/ parents/ guardians/ agents,

We are open and continue to welcome the students at CIE.

As you might be aware, the situation keeps changing and so are the rules.

The information below includes the most recent updates that you need to know before travelling to the UK.


From Monday 4 October the list of fully-vaccinated travellers who do not need to quarantine on arrival in England will be expanded to include those with a full course of the Oxford/ AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or (single dose) Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in 50 countries in total. Please check if your country is on this list.

Under 18s will be treated as vaccinated adults if they are from the UK, or 50 other countries where vaccine status is recognised.

  • These fully-vaccinated travellers will not need to take a pre-departure test (PDT), a day 8 PCR test or quarantine for 10 days. They will continue to need to book a day 2 PCR test in advance of travel and complete a passenger locator form.
  • Those travelling from non-red list countries who do not meet the eligibility requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers will continue to need to quarantine for 10 days, take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and pre-book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They can still take a day 5 test-to-release test to shorten their quarantine period (England only).
  • The rules for arrivals from red list countries are unchanged.
  • From the end of October, eligible fully-vaccinated travellers (see above) will be able to replace their day 2 PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test. Anyone testing positive will need to isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test at no extra cost.
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