You can find information about campus safety regulations on our FAQ page about buildings and facilities.
The Dutch government provides a quarantine-check. Use it to find out if you need to self-quarantine and when you should get tested. Even if you are vaccinated or have recovered from corona.
International students can get their vaccination in Amsterdam any time after their arrival in the Netherlands.
You are welcome to visit the GGD Amsterdam vaccination locations. You do not have to make an appointment. You can come to get your first or second shot, but also for answers to any questions you may have about getting vaccinated. In several areas of the city of Amsterdam you can get vaccinated by mobile units.
If you have symptoms such as a cold, cough, fever or sudden loss of smell or taste, you can get tested get tested at the Municipal Health Service (GGD) or perform a self-test. Still having symptons the next day? Perform a new self-test.
Face masks are mandatory on campus. 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. Self tests are made available on campus. You can also 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.