Covid-19 FAQs

Covid-19 FAQs

1. What travel restrictions are in place in Scotland?

As of Friday 18 March 2022, there are no restrictions in place for travellers arriving in Scotland – there is no current requirement to test or to quarantine on arrival. If this changes, any updates will be posted on the Scottish Government website: Coronavirus (Covid-19): international travel and managed isolation (quarantine).

2. What other restrictions are in place?

There are currently no legal restrictions in place in Scotland limiting activities due to Covid. The Scottish Government publishes guidelines on sensible steps to take to help protect yourself and others.

3. Do I need to be vaccinated for Covid-19 before entering Scotland/UK to study?

It is not currently a requirement that an international student is vaccinated in order to study in the UK, although you are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated before you arrive, if possible.

4. Can I access the Covid-19 vaccination when I arrive in Aberdeen?

The latest information on accessing the vaccine can be found on the NHS Scotland website.

5. I cannot travel within my own country to sit a SELT, acquire a visa, or reach a flight to the UK

Please get in touch with our international team by emailing for assistance with your specific issue.

6.  Do I need to travel to Aberdeen to begin my studies?

Yes. With the lifting of Scotland’s Covid restrictions, we are preparing for a full on-campus experience and are looking forward to seeing you on campus for the new academic year. You will receive more information in the run up to the start of term in September about your teaching and learning experience.