Before you travel
This sections details guidance and links on issues you should think of and deal with before you travel. Some general advice is available below.
Travel (including fieldwork) risk assessment and guidance during Covid-19 situation
Travel (including fieldwork) on University business can now be undertaken but a Covid-19 specific travel risk assessment must be completed for any travel on University of Edinburgh business, both within the UK and abroad. This risk assessment must be submitted as part of your travel insurance application, and will be mandatory for submission. Ensure you follow the accompanying flow chart before completing the risk assessment and thereafter follow your normal authorisation process prior to booking any travel or accommodation.
It is advisable to take a note of the contact details of the local British Embassy in the country you are visiting. Bear in mind the closest Embassy may be in a neighbouring country.
Contact details of the British Embassies are available on the Gov.uk website.
Your rights at the airport
Check the Gov.uk website for advice on your rights at the airport and restrictions on hold luggage, but it is also advisable to check with your flight operator before travelling.