You can find information about campus safety regulations on our FAQ page about buildings and facilities.
International students can get their vaccination at RAI Amsterdam any time after their arrival in the Netherlands.
You will not be required to prove that you have been staying in the Netherlands for at least one month or to have a BSN number.
Is this the first time you will receive a dose of a vaccine?
You do not need to make an appointment for either the campus vaccination unit or for the RAI Amsterdam location.
Have you received the first dose of a vaccine in your home country?
Please make an appointment with The Amsterdam Municipal Health Service (GGD). A special appointment hotline for international students is available: (+31) 020 5555 202. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting 6 november, face masks are mandatory on campus again. When you are seated, the mask may be removed.
If you have a cold or cough, a fever, shortness of breath and/or loss of sense of taste or smell, please get tested and stay at home until the result is known.
If someone in your household tests positive for coronavirus, that person must self-isolate, and everyone else in the household must self-quarantine, whether they are vaccinated or not.
You will be contacted by the GGD or by the infected person. The advice of the GGD (after contact tracing) is the deciding factor as to whether you should stay at home. If you have been in direct contact (within 1.5m for longer than 15 min), you will be advised to self-isolate for 10 days. If the GGD advises you to stay at home, employees should discuss work arrangements with their manager. Students should contact their study programme (for example via the study adviser or education desk) about taking courses in an alternative way.
In 2021, we will continue to work and study from home for the time being. Everyone should work or study from home unless this is genuinely impossible. To make working and studying from home a little easier, we have listed all the working-from-home tips once again.
These initiatives by fellow students will help you during the lockdown. Per example: UvA Walks, Sports initiatives, Monthly Movie Nights and Virtual study areas.
We recommend everybody performs a self test at least twice a week before coming to campus. You can request the self-test through zelftestonderwijs.nl. You will then receive a test at home through the regular post. That same website also offers instructions on how to use self-tests, as well as instructional videos and frequently-asked questions.
Taking a self-test is voluntary. We will not be check at the door whether you have taken one, nor will you have to show proof of a negative test.
However, we do hope that you consider taking a test before coming to the UvA. This will allow us all to contribute to a safe campus and possible further relaxations of the measures by the government.