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Arrival in the UK

In addition, all travelers, including those from exempted destinations, will still be required to complete the Public Health Passenger locator form (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk) 48 hours prior to  arrival. You must present these details upon your arrival in the UK. Upon completion of the form, you will receive a QR code via email, and you can print it out or show it via mobile phone as proof of completion.

 

Here are the things that you can carry inside your hand luggage:

  • Valid Passport + Boarding Pass / Air Ticket
  • Student Visa and UKVI letter (90-day visa vignette)
  • CAS Letter
  • TB (Medical) Certificate
  • Travel insurance (if applicable)
  • Original academic transcripts and certificate & English language results
  • Remaining tuition and accommodation fees
  • Travellers’ cheques and / or sterling currency to last for your first few weeks in the UK.
  • Proof of sponsorship (if you are a sponsored student)
  • Money – Cash, cheques, credit card to last you through the first few weeks in the UK until you open your bank account.
  • Make sure you keep your money in a money belt or a secured inside pocket.
  • Any prescribed medication you are taking, plus a letter from your doctor

explaining what the medicine is for.

  • Address of where you will be staying and a contact number in case of emergencies.
  • Remember to wear loose and comfortable clothing when you are travelling to the UK. On long distance flights, you will find this better than tightly fitted clothes, as you can freely move.
  • Be sure to bring a jacket or warm sweater for when you arrive, you will find that if you are tired after your trip, the cold and the sudden change of climate may come as a shock to your body.
  • A list of items inside your main luggage, just in case you brought fragile and valuable things.

 

Before you pack, find out:

  • What are the disallowed items to bring to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/banned-and-restricted-goods)
  • What are your airline luggage allowance. A surcharge will incur if you have exceeded your allowance. Note that heavy items such as winter clothes, books and kitchen equipment can all be purchased quite cheaply in the UK after you have arrived.
  • Electrical equipment to bring with you is compatible with UK standards, that is: – 240 volts, 50 cycles (50Hz), three pin (square) pin plugs. You may still need to purchase an adapter or voltage converter.

 

Your main check in luggage:

  • Make sure your luggage is strong, sturdy, secure and labelled with your name and destination on it.
  • Don’t pack too many heavy things. Just bring enough books, clothing, stationery, cooking utensils, towels, toiletries etc.
  • Travel adaptors to travel outside of the UK (UK and Malaysia uses the same adaptor).
  • Clothing – the British weather is very unpredictable. Please bring along medium weight clothing, waterproof coat or jacket, and shoes.
  • You can bring comfort food like cup noodles. But, don’t overpack. UK supermarkets (online purchase is available too) offers a wide variety of food from all over the world. Remember also that certain food items you may wish to bring with you are banned from import into the UK.

 

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: Be sure to bring facemasks, hand sanitizers, and other disinfecting materials!

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