Leiden University is following the recommendations of the Dutch Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM) in order to ensure the health and safety of its students and staff. Before arrival, make sure to familiarise yourself with coronavirus measures and quarantine requirements that are currently in place.
It is very important that you familiarise yourself with the coronavirus measures in both The Netherlands and at Leiden University before arrival.
Coronavirus measures in the Netherlands
On the Dutch government website you can find the coronavirus measures that are currently in place in the Netherlands, for example concerning social distancing, gatherings and the use of face masks.
On the website of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) you can find the latest coronavirus health and hygiene advise.
Coronavirus measures at Leiden University
Leiden University's Campus Protocol lists the measures and guidelines that apply within the university to ensure the safety of our students and staff and reduce the risk of a further spread of the virus. Read the protocol carefully. Before coming to university buildings, always do the Corona check.
Negative test result and quarantine requirements
If you are travelling to the Netherlands from abroad, a negative corona test result is mandatory. In many cases you are also urgently requested to self-quarantine for a period of 10 days upon arrival. For further information, see the Dutch government regulations on travelling to the Netherlands from abroad and self-quarantine.
Leiden University has made self-quarantine madatory, therefore you are not permitted to be present on campus during this 10-day period. See the FAQ for students travelling from a region with a red or orange travel code and read more about self-quarantine at home.
Self-quarantine buddy service
Leiden University offers a buddy service for students in self-quarantine.Your buddy can provide you with online moral support and social interaction, as well as practical tips for students in self-quarantine. If you are unable to order groceries online, your buddy can also do your grocery shopping up to twice a week. Make sure to plan your meals in advance.
We will do our best to provide you with a buddy, however please be aware this may not always be possible due to capacity issues. If we are unable to find you a buddy, we will instead refer you to other external resources.
Further information and support
For further information on coronavirus measures in the Netherlands, please visit the Netherlands and You website.
On our Studying in times of corona site, you can find information on digital teaching and exams, IT facilities and online study tips. On the wellbeing page you can also find advice and information on who to turn to for support.