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Durham University

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Immigration & Eligibility to Work Policy & Guidance


The following pages aim to provide practical guidance for staff and departments regarding immigration and eligibility to work. The guidance provides information including links to the Home Office (UKVI) website.


UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has published guidance on GOV.UK on immigration provisions for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes are now in effect and full details are available here

Entering or returning to the UK

From 8 June the Government introduced the following new rules for people entering or returning to the UK. They must;

• provide their journey and contact details when they travel to the UK (by way of an online form);

• self-isolate in the place provided in the contact details for the first 14 days they are in the UK except in very limited situations such as obtaining urgent medical assistance

Travel corridors

From 10 July you will not have to self-isolate if you’re arriving and staying in England from a country or territory on the travel corridors list. You still have to provide your journey and contact details.

You will still be required to self-isolate if you have visited or stopped in any country that is not on the list in the previous 14 days.

More information and the list of countries are in the travel corridors guidance.

We have provided some helpful FAQ's to support you as you plan your arrival

The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this page is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website as early as possible.

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