Staff or students who are planning international travel or are returning from overseas should refer to UK and Scottish Government advice on current restrictions and required actions, and to the University guidance on Covid.

Covid Red List travel

Proposed business or study travel to counties on the Covid RED List will normally require a Trip-specific Travel Risk Assessment, as described below. This should indicate anticipated Covid risk to the traveller and how any required isolation or testing will be carried out.

Travel to other destinations that have no other FCDO warnings against travel and no other significant safety risk can normally be conducted as low risk travel. However, the consequences of Covid infection during the trip, or of country status change to Red List should be considered and suitable contingency plans established. Where there is a significant likelihood of a country being moved to the Red List, it is recommended that the trip be agreed at Head of School level to ensure that adequate resources are in place to meet the need for any unplanned isolation or quarantine period.

The University recognises that it owes all staff and students a duty of care and must ensure, as a matter of moral and legal principle, that staff or students who travel, or work, overseas are protected, so far as is reasonably practicable, from risks to their health and safety.

The University has prepared an institutional policy and guidance on the procedures to be followed when travel is planned or being undertaken. This includes risk assessment procedures that are detailed within the menu items linked from this page.

Please also see the University advice on sustainability and travel.

Students on GoAbroad (study and work programmes)

Students on these programmes do not need to follow the risk assessment process described below. The GoAbroad team will conduct the risk assessment for your time abroad. They will provide this to you after academic progression checks have been completed and they are able to confirm that your opportunity can proceed. If you have a significant underlying medical condition, please get in touch with the GoAbroad so that an appropriate individual risk assessment that takes this into account can be conducted.