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Irene asked 2 months ago
Hi, I had some follow-up questions on the short talk from the international officer:

  1. If the travel advice is yellow when you leave for an internship, but turns orange while you’re there, what is the policy?
  2. Some countries are orange/red not because of the COVID situation is worse than in the Netherlands, but because coming from the Netherlands you have to quarantaine for 2 weeks or you can’t get a tourist visum. Why is it not allowed to go to these countries? For a 6-8 month internship I would be okay with quarantaining, and as a student it may also be possible to get a visum.

Thanks for the answers 🙂

1 Answers
Tania Morán Luengo Staff answered 1 month ago

Answered by our International Office:

If the travel advice is yellow when you leave for an internship, but turns orange while you’re there, what is the policy?

In case the travel advice changes during your stay abroad, we strongly advice you to return to the Netherlands or your home country. The International Offices keep a close on the travel advice of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Netherlands Worldwide external link. Should the travel advice changes during your stay abroad, we will contact you in person.

Some countries are orange/red not because of the COVID situation is worse than in the Netherlands, but because coming from the Netherlands you have to quarantaine for 2 weeks or you can’t get a tourist visum. Why is it not allowed to go to these countries? For a 6-8 month internship I would be okay with quarantaining, and as a student it may also be possible to get a visum.

Utrecht University follows the travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Netherlands Worldwide external link. The Dutch government continuously updates the travel advice. Travelling for your studies is of course only possible in case of travel advice with code green or yellow. In case of code orange or red you are not allowed to travel.