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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.


Entering or returning to the UK

The UK Government is constantly reviewing and updating the process of entering and leaving the UK. For the most uptodate information on travelling during the pandemic please visit this website: Red, amber and green list rules for entering England - GOV.UK (

The rules you must follow depend on which countries or territories you’ve been in or travelled through in the 10 days before you arrive in England, as well as the one you’re travelling from.

For example, if you travel from an amber list country but have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow rules for red list countries.

You must follow the rules under each list on what to do whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

Check the red, amber and green list to find the rules for the country or territory you’re travelling from or have travelled through.

Before you travel –

  1. Check the rules for the country or territory you are coming from or have travelled through
  2. Book any tests or quarantine packages you need
  3. Get tested and complete the documents

The Test to Release scheme is also available - you may be able to reduce your self-isolation period after international travel (fee involved)

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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Human Resources
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0191 334 6514