The 1.5-metre social distancing regulation will no longer apply to higher education institutions as of 30 August. As a result, we will be able to teach on campus again in the new academic year, subject to certain conditions. For education at the Faculty of Humanities, an online alternative will be offered to international students who cannot travel to the Netherlands due to travel restrictions. This goes for new students as well as students who are re-enrolling.
Do you have a question related to the start of education in September, for example because you think you will not be able to travel to Amsterdam (in time)? Or are there other circumstances preventing you from being physically present? The Faculty of Humanities has set up a special corona contact point for all questions. Ask your question via the special email address email@example.com.
In order to ensure everyone's safety, at least the following conditions will remain in place.
Have you not yet been (fully) vaccinated? Then get your vaccination free of charge and without an appointment. You can choose which vaccine you want: Janssen (1 shot) or BioNTech/Pfizer (2 shots). 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. You can visit the following locations without an appointment:
If this is your first vaccination, you do not need to make an appointment for either the campus vaccination unit or for the RAI Amsterdam location. If you choose the Pfizer vaccine, an appointment for the second shot is made immediately. Did you already have your first vaccination? Then you do need to make an appointment. The Amsterdam Municipal Health Service (GGD) has set up a special appointment hotline for international students: (+31) 020 5555 202. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been assessing the effectiveness of our building ventilation systems. All buildings have sufficient ventilation according to RIVM guidelines. In some classrooms where natural ventilation is not available, CO2 monitors will be installed and these will be checked regularly by expert staff.