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Due to developments in Covid-situations, as well as regulations and travel advice, this information is subject to change. You are advised to check this page regularly for updates.
Mobility outgoing - students, PhD and staff
For International Mobility, UT adheres to the advice of the Dutch government on international travel. All forms of International Mobility of students and staff to a destination with a travel advice code orange or red by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is restricted. In addition, UT does not issue scholarships in case of travel to orange or red destinations.
The current UT international travel restrictions related to Covid are extended until at least 1 July 2021. After this date, travel to green and yellow coded destinations is permitted. This is always subject to any (further) regulations and/or Covid-related travel advice by the Dutch government.
All forms of International Mobility of students and staff to a destination with a travel advice code orange or red by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is restricted. You may submit a request to the International Mobility Covid Committee (IMCC) for an exception to the general rule.
Preparation for International Mobility is possible. However, students and staff should be aware that these preparations (including, but not limited to, academic approval, learning agreements, scholarship applications) do not give the right to International Mobility, or a scholarship. In the end, travel is only allowed subject to the basic conditions above.
Please be aware of the following:
- Situations, regulations, and travel advice may change due to Covid developments, even at late notice, for example: destinations may change from green/yellow to orange/red.
- Costs incurred due to preparation for International Mobility that cannot take place, are not covered by UT.
- There is no linkage between the decision of an Exam Board to grant credits for international activity and rights regarding scholarships and financial compensation related to international mobility.
In case of international mobility of staff to a green or yellow destination, she/he must confirm with her/his supervisor whether travel is essential for UT activities. Should this be the case, the costs related to Covid tests and quarantine are covered by the staff member’s own unit.
The Dutch Government has developed a practical tool that shows which rules apply to which country. The Dutch Government offers travellers the opportunity to get tested free of charge in July and August 2021. More information about this can be found on www.rijksoverheid.nl as of 1 July 2021.
Mobility incoming – students, PhD and staff
Incoming international mobility to UT is permitted but is subject to national and UT Covid-related regulations and measures. Information on quarantine after travelling can be found through www.utwente.nl/quarantine.