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The Dutch national government has extended its recommendation to avoid travelling abroad until mid-March. For certain groups of travellers from non-EU countries, an entry ban has been in effect since March. The cabinet has decided to reduce the number of exceptions to this entry ban. Among other things, this means that business travellers, students, knowledge migrants and long-distance partners coming to the Netherlands for a brief stay are no longer allowed to enter the country. Students who are coming here for more than ninety days and have a so-called “authorisation for temporary stay” (mvv) are exempt from the entry ban.
If you wish to enter the Netherlands, you must be able to present a negative PCR corona test result at the border, along with a negative result for a quick test that was taken just before your departure to the Netherlands. The test must have been taken fewer than four hours before the time of boarding. In any case, you must self-quarantine for a period of ten days upon arrival in the Netherlands. On the fifth day after your arrival, you can get tested for the coronavirus - even if you have no symptoms. If the test result indicates that you do not have the coronavirus, you may end your quarantine. Detailed information about the new restrictions that apply and the countries that have been designated as high-risk countries can be found on the website of the Dutch national government. This list changes quickly, so be sure to check it often. There is a corona test location on campus. Note that this is not a drive-in location. You must park your car in the designated area and follow the instructions you are given. People who do not have a car can come to the test location by bike instead. You can self-quarantine in your own accommodation.
Students and staff who study and work at the UT and live in Germany may travel to and from the University under the "small border traffic arrangement.”