Travel policy for students

Are you planning to travel abroad in the context of your studies at Wageningen University & Research? You need permission for international trips to ‘yellow’, ‘green', and 'orange’ areas (source: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

In this flyer, you will find everything you need to know about an international internship or thesis in Corona times.

You should submit a travel request together with your course supervisor. You will need to complete a form for green/yellow areas that also functions as a checklist to ensure you are well-prepared for your trip. This checklist includes (mandatory) precautions to be taken, such as travelling together with a student who is already familiar with the area, (additional WUR) insurance, safety training, registration in Kompas (Foreign Affairs), and recommended vaccinations.

Travels to code red is NOT allowed. A hardship clause for code orange areas applies to students who are participating in an MSc Disaster Studies internship or thesis, for them an exception may be made. This also applies to international students travelling to an orange area within/outside Europe if it is their home country and the security risks are entirely Corona-related. Use the application form for orange areas.

Free electives in risky areas are only allowed if you take them as a formal exchange student in the context of an exchange programme of Wageningen University & Research, and only in code yellow areas. As a formal exchange student, you implicitly have permission for this and do not need to do a request.

The procedure may take some time, see the process diagram (as a consequence of the current circumstances concerning Corona “yellow” in the process diagram must be read as “yellow or green”, a student may also request permission for an orange area in his/her home country). Be sure you start with this well in advance!

Check the Travel policy WUR for more information.

For further information, please contact your course supervisor, your study adviser or your exchange coordinator.