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Travel advisory for our students and staff members

13 March 2020

No business trips abroad

In principle, no business trips abroad are permitted until further notice; this applies to all employees. 



2 March 2020

Do you intend to travel abroad for work or private reasons? Always check the government’s travel advisory first. You can find the latest information on www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl


When planning your trip, take account of the fact that circumstances can change swiftly, given the unpredictability of how the virus spreads. The UvH heeds the travel advisory issued by the government. For work or study-related travel, this means the following:

Red areas

Staff members and students intending to travel to ‘red’ (high-risk) areas on behalf of the University are not given permission to do so. Any staff member who does so anyway must realise that this is at their own risk and expense.

Orange areas

When traveling to ‘orange’ areas, be prepared for drastic measures taken by local authorities that may severely disrupt public life, for instance tight controls on entering and leaving the area. The number of corona cases in orange areas is comparatively high.


Staff members and students intending to travel to ‘orange’ areas for work or education-related reasons will only be given permission to do so if the trip is vitally important. Please consult with your direct report (staff members) or with the study advisor (students) about the permission to travel.

Yellow areas

When traveling to ‘yellow’ areas, be prepared for measures aimed at controlling public life. This may affect you as a traveller. Yellow areas are areas where coronavirus is present.


For staff members and students intending to travel to yellow areas for work or study-related reasons: we expressly ask you to reconsider your plans. Be aware that situations can change very quickly. Be sure to check first whether any control measures have been taken locally that might affect your journey. For example, if you are visiting a university: will it even be open? First discuss with your direct report or with the study advisor whether it is truly necessary to undertake this journey now. You may only travel to yellow areas if your direct report or the study advisor gives you permission to do so.

After returning to the Netherlands

The University heeds the travel advisory issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, posted on Nederland Wereldwijd.


Are you an UvH staff member, student or visitor, and did you, in past 2 or 3 weeks, visit a country or region widely affected by coronavirus (red or orange areas on Nederland Wereldwijd), or did you have contact with anyone subsequently diagnosed with coronavirus?

The UvH heeds the RIVM guideline. If you are healthy then you can simply continue to work and/or study. But do monitor your health every day and apply all hygiene-related measures.


Did you, in past 2 or 3 weeks, visit a country or region widely affected by coronavirus (red or orange areas on Nederland Wereldwijd), or did you have contact with anyone subsequently diagnosed with coronavirus, and did you develop health complaints within 14 days after returning home (coughing, shortness of breath or fever)? 

Stay home to recover and to avoid infecting others.

If you are a staff member, then report yourself sick to your direct report. 

If you are a student and under the obligation to attend an education activity or exam, then report this to the study advisor, Inge Marlies Bulsink, i.m.bulsink@uvh.nl

If your complaints get worse (coughing, shortness of breath or fever): call your doctor or the public health service, GGD. 


Did you, in the past 2 or 3 weeks, visit any area flagged as yellow on account of coronavirus (see Nederland Wereldwijd)?

We can imagine that you might be feeling concerned. Please be sure to carefully monitor your own health. The UvH heeds the RIVM guideline. If you are healthy then you can simply continue to work and/or study. 

If you develop any health complaints (coughing, shortness of breath or fever) within 14 days of arriving home, then stay at home to recover and to avoid infecting others. 

If you are a staff member, then report yourself sick to your direct report. 

If you are student and under the obligation to attend an education activity or exam, then report this to the study advisor, Inge Marlies Bulsink, i.m.bulsink@uvh.nl


If your complaints get worse: call your doctor or the public health service (GDD) for advice and medical care. 

If necessary, your doctor will work with the GGD and RIVM to arrange all further medical care and research into coronavirus. 

Are you a student? Then report this to the study advisor, Inge Marlies Bulsink, i.m.bulsink@uvh.nl

Are you a staff member? Then report this immediately to your direct report by telephone.

In principle, no business trips abroad are permitted until further notice; this applies to all employees.