Important information for international students
Have you decided to study At Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Belgium? Great choice! On this page you will find all you need to know when travelling to Belgium in times of COVID-19.
Do not forget to register at the Ghent city Registration office upon arrival by filling out this eForm.
Travel rules for academic year 2021 - 2022
For incoming foreign students travelling to Belgium, the following measures regarding quarantine and testing apply according to the government's current regulations. If you're coming from a:
- green or orange zone, which currently consists of a number of EU countries and 'third countries' with mutual agreements (e.g. Australia, Canada, Rwanda, South Korea) - no quarantine and no (Covid-19) test required
- red zone within the EU, which currently includes the Netherlands, Luxembourg, parts of Spain and Portugal, the following rules apply. If you are:
- fully vaccinated (or have recovered from Covid-19) with proof of vaccination or a recovery certificate - no quarantine and no (Covid-19) test required
- not vaccinated (or have never had Covid-19) - negative PCR test no older than 72 hours required before arrival in Belgium
- red zone outside the EU, the following rules apply. If you are:
- fully vaccinated with a vaccination certificate as proof (note: it must be a certificate recognised by European or Belgian authorities) - you must test on day 1 or 2 of arrival in Belgium and quarantine until a negative result of test is known
- not vaccinated or not in possession of a vaccination certificate - you must provide a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before arrival in Belgium, or have a test or recovery certificate and do 10 days mandatory quarantine upon arrival. With the second option, you must test on day 7 after arrival.
- country considered very high risk (e.g. South Africa, Suriname, Mexico) - total ban on travelling to Belgium (except for diplomats, for humanitarian reasons, as a Belgian citizen, etc.)
- The classification of very high risk countries and the colour codes of countries and regions change regularly.
- In order to guarantee the health of employees and students of Arteveldehogeschool, it is important that any quarantine is effectively completed by the incoming student. I.e. They must stay in their designated quarantine space, especially if he is staying in one campus accommodation.