If you are arriving directly into England, regardless of your final destination within the UK, and have visited or passed through a country on the 'red list' in the 10 days prior to your arrival then you are required by law to book a 10 day (11 night) managed quarantine package at your point of arrival.
When travelling through England, Scotland or the Republic of Ireland (RoI) on their way to Northern Ireland, students will be subject to the Regulations which apply in each jurisdiction. These should be reviewed in making travel arrangements.
If you are arriving into another area within the Common Travel area (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands) before travelling on to Northern Ireland, you can find guidance regarding travel, quarantine and testing requirements here.
We strongly encourage students travelling on a student visa to travel to Belfast via the UK (for example London, Manchester, Glasgow). However if you are on a student visa and are planning to travel via Dublin please check the International Student Support before you book your flights as you may be required to apply for an Irish visa to enter the UK via Dublin. If it is agreed that it is possible for you to travel into Dublin, the Irish government's rules for international arrivals can be found here.
Students should always refer to NI Direct guidance and other government sources in the first instance for current and comprehensive guidance.