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Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht University Resources:

On this page, you find all corona-related information for students. You can also read about the expanded safety measures on campus, so Maastricht can offer you a safe learning environment even during this pandemic. https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/studying-um-during-corona-crisis

For more information on Maastricht Housing with the UM Guesthouse and COVID-19, please see their website here: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/your-studies-begin/coming-maastricht-university-abroad/um-guesthouse

Please note, voluntary and mandatory quarantine housing facilities are available in the UM Guesthouse. Students testing positive for COVID-19 while already renting a room in the UM Guesthouse can make use of the mandatory quarantine units without an additional cost. The costs for using the voluntary quarantine housing facilities in the UM guesthouse amount to 100 euros per 10 days (excluding meals). Students can make an online reservation for the UM Guesthouse via the Maastricht Housing website. 

This FAQ offers the answers (as far as possible) to the most frequently asked questions from students concerning the coronavirus and their studies. The list will be updated continuously.
https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/covid-19-faq-sbe-students

Government Resources:

For current information about COVID-19 in the Netherlands, please visit the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Government of the Netherlands pages*.
https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/current-information
*If these pages appear in Dutch, please scroll to the bottom of the page for official translation to English. Please do not use google translate.
 

Recent Update (11.2021)

The Netherlands declared a “lockdown light”, which will remain in place for the next three weeks.
 In brief, the most important measures are:
  • As of 6 November, face masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces where people are not required to show a coronavirus entry pass.
  • Some Locations have restricted opening hours: 
  • Non-essential shops: open from 06.00 to 18.00
  • Essential shops incl. restaurant and café’s: open from 06.00 to 20.00
  • Advice is to work from home as much as possible.
  • Advice is to receive a maximum of 4 guests a day at home. This does not include children up to and including 12 years of age.
  • Sports (indoor and outdoor) are allowed; QR code required to enter.
  • Institutions of higher education and universities remain open and education on-campus continues; measures are in place at UM to ensure safety on campus. https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/study-safely-during-corona-crisis.
 For a full outline of the latest measures in our country, please refer to https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands/coronavirus-measures-in-brief.
 At this point, education is not negatively affected by the new measures and Maastricht University has no intention to return to online education. We have good hopes that this partial lockdown will have a positive effect on the infections, certainly if you consider the fact that the Netherlands has a relatively high vaccination rate compared to many other EU countries, but we cannot guarantee this obviously.