Covid-19 is rapidly changing the international education environment.
The British Council set up a Covid-19 Inward Mobility Taskforce to pull together critical information about how the pandemic is impacting inward mobility to the UK on a global level.
The six heatmaps below aim to help inform the UK higher education sector on how best to work with each country given local policies and practice. The maps draw on the insights we have in all countries that send more than 5000 students to the UK.
You can download a summary from the Downloads section below, which accompanies the maps and has more details about recent updates. Further in-depth information can also be found via our International Education Services country reports.
From November 2020 onwards we will update the information below on a monthly basis. We have also added an additional sixth map, where we show which countries require their international students to quarantine after returning home from the UK.
How to read the maps
These maps seek to answer six critical questions affecting all aspects of student mobility:
- Are domestic students permitted to travel internationally?
- Are international students permitted to enter the country?
- Are higher education institutions open for face-to-face learning?
- Has Covid-19 had an impact on nationally-funded scholarships for international study? (Note: this heatmap is not featured below. You can view it in the document in the Downloads section below)
- Are visa application centres open?
- Are students returning home from the UK required to quarantine?
Countries in red: the answer to each question is 100% No.
Countries in green: the answer to each question is 100% Yes.
Countries in amber: there is some flexibility, or decisions are made on a case-by-case basis
Countries in grey: not relevant / not applicable