Travelling Abroad


We will do our best to keep students updated as much as possible, but you are ultimately responsible for checking and complying with all government requirements. If conditions change, entry requirements can be updated at short notice. You can sign up for an email alert on the government website to be notified when the rules are updated.

When you travel to England, you do not need to quarantine when you arrive or take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive. This applies whether you are vaccinated or not. There are different rules if you travel to England from mainland China.

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.

Other countries have rules about what you must do to travel there from England. Read separate guidance about what you need to do to travel abroad from England.

Please note that this guidance applies to England only and there may be different requirements in place for entering WalesScotland, and Northern Ireland.


Participants must make their own international travel arrangements as well as those for any subsequent travel within Europe. Many airlines and travel agencies offer attractive round-trip airfares.

Passports are required for travel to London and are the responsibility of each student. Lines at Passport Offices can be very long. Plan ahead and get your passport early! Please note that you are not able to use an EU, EEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK.

Students must present their enrollment confirmation letter from CTLS (which will be uploaded to your Studio Abroad profile) and be able to provide proof of a round trip ticket to customs officials upon arrival in the UK Some advice also suggests that students carry proof of financial support, such as a current bank statement as well as bank statements for the previous 2 months. For Georgetown Law students, we also suggest that you print off your bill from MyAccess indicating that your tuition, fees, and housing charges (if applicable) have been paid. Those of you receiving financial aid will most likely have your funds dispersed before the start of the program. Assuming that you have requested that the funds be transferred in to your bank account, your bank balance should reflect your financial aid award. In addition, if you travel during the program, you will want to keep your confirmation letter and your proof of a round trip ticket (and your passport, of course) with you at all times.

If you are a national of a country that the UK Home Office defines as a visa national country, you may require prior entry clearance before you arrive in the UK, in order to enter as a visitor. You should consult the UK Visa Services website. Students in need of prior entry clearance are responsible for applying for their own visas.

Please note that under UK immigration rules, CTLS students who come into the UK as visitors are not permitted to stay in the UK more than six months and are not eligible to work at paid or unpaid employment, including internships. This also applies to students who secure prior entry clearance.