Quarantine services

Students arriving in the Netherlands from certain countries or regions are required to self-quarantine for 10 days.

Look at the checklist on the government website. Even if you do not have any symptoms or if you have tested negative for COVID-19. If you get tested on day 5 (PCR test) you might be able to shorten the quarantine period.

Once in the Netherlands, you can self-quarantine at home or in temporary or holiday accommodation. On this webpage you’ll find more information about self-quarantine.

Testing for Corona

The nearest GGD test facility is in Wageningen, Agro Business Park 99-101. There you can get yourself tested with or without an appointment. The walk-in hours are 9:00-10:15, 10:45-12:00, 13:00- 14:15, and 14:45-16:30 or by appointment via www.coronatest.nl or 0800-1202. If you are calling from a foreign phone, you can call +31 85 065 9063. This number is available from 8AM till 8PM. Corona testing is free of charge.

It is very important for the safety of our community to self-test regularly. So, if you come to campus in make sure to do a self-test prior to coming to Campus. You can order them via self-test. Alternatively, pick up self-tests at the entrance of Forum. 

Check the latest version of the flowchart ‘Can I come to campus?’ at wur.nl/cictc-student before you come to campus.

Should I go in self-quarantine?

Please check the government website to see if self- quarantine is mandatory for you.

Students from very high risk countries are required to self-quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands. On this website you can find the list of countries and areas that are considered very high risk.

To check whether people comply with the quarantine obligation, a call team has been set up, led by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, which calls people on a random basis. If, based on background noise, the call team suspects that you are not at the quarantine address, a report can be sent to the municipality. Non-compliance with the quarantine obligation can be punished by the mayor with an administrative fine of € 339,- To prepare yourself, we made a website for you with all the information about quarantine.

Can I shorten the quarantine period?

You must self-quarantine for 10 days if you travelling to the Netherlands after staying in an area where the risk of coronavirus infection is very high. This quarantine requirement applies even if you have proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. If you get tested on day 5 you might be able to shorten the quarantine period.

Appointment for testing

The nearest GGD test facility is in Wageningen, Agro Business Park 99-101. There you can get yourself tested with or without an appointment. The walk-in hours are 9:00-10:15, 10:45-12:00, 13:00- 14:15, and 14:45-16:30 or by appointment via www.coronatest.nl or 0800-1202. If you are calling from a foreign phone, you can call +31 85 065 9063. This number is available from 8AM till 8PM. Corona testing is free of charge.

It is very important for the safety of our community to self-test regularly. So, if you come to campus in make sure to do a self-test prior to coming to Campus. You can order them via self-test. Alternatively, pick up self-tests at the entrance of Forum. 

Check the latest version of the flowchart ‘Can I come to campus?’ at wur.nl/cictc-student before you come to campus.

What does self-quarantine mean?

Stay at the place where you are in quarantine. Do not receive visitors

- During the self-quarantine period do not travel or go to another location in The Netherlands.

- If you do not develop any symptoms that could be caused by coronavirus, you can end the self-quarantine after 10 days after you self-test is negative. If you get tested (PCR test) on day 5 you might be able to shorten the quarantine period.

The following rules apply during self-quarantine:

- Going to your student room from the airport or station. Make sure you follow the rules that apply to stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only take public transport as a last resort.

- Nobody may visit you, except for medical purposes (for example, a doctor or a GGD official

- If you need medical assistance do not go to your doctor or the hospital, but phone the doctor instead.

For more information check the government website rules during self-quarantine. 

Always check whether you can come to Campus using our Flowchart.

FAQ about the coronavirus for WUR check this website.

Quarantine Buddy

For students who need to be in quarantine we can set you up with a buddy volunteer to support you during your quarantine. This buddy could help you out with grocery shopping and could answer practical questions about living and studying in Wageningen, or can just be someone to talk to. If you want to sign up for a buddy, please fill out this form.

Corona measures in student housing

Do you have a housemate that has corona-like symptoms and has to get tested, or do you have a housemate that has tested positive? Here you can read what measures you should take and how quarantine and isolation works.

Vaccination

For information about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Netherlands, see government website

Will international students also be vaccinated in the Netherlands?

We advise you to get vaccinated in your home country. It is possible to get vaccinated in the Netherlands. For information about vaccination, check this website.

Vaccination is important, also seeing the discussions on potential use of CTB/QR code in higher education. Want to be vaccinated? Check prikkenzonderafspraak.nl. On this website you can find all vaccination centres where you can get your vaccination without an appointment.

Soon information will become available about booster-vaccinations, also for your age-group (coronatest.nl).

Did you received your vaccination in another/home country?

- You have only received one vaccination with  a EMA proved vaccine

- You have received one or two vaccinations with a Non EMA proved vaccine

Does this apply to you? Check for more information the government website

Students that were (fully) vaccinated outside the EU can currently not make use of the CoronaCheckApp to get access

to pubs, restaurants, cinema or festivals (etc). Of course you can get a test every day, but there is a more robust solution when this situation applies to you.

When you’re (fully) vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, you can contact the Municipal Health Service and set a meeting to get this registered.

This meeting takes place in person in Utrecht, close to Utrecht Central Station.

You need an appoint and this can be made by calling +31 (0)30 800 2899

This info can also be found at (the second item on):

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-certificate/proof-of-vaccination/vaccinated-outside-the-netherlands

Your current hardcopy proof of vaccination has to meet certain criteria as outlined at:

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/requirements-for-proof-of-vaccination (check the Requirements for proof of vaccination heading approx in the middle of the page).

Medical services

If you have a Covid-19 related question you can call this number from the Dutch government: 0800-1351 (from the Netherlands). From abroad you can call this number: 00312 0205 1351.

General Practitioner

In The Netherlands your General Practitioner (huisarts) should always be your initial contact for all medical matters. The General Practitioner (GP) is key in the world of health care, treating patients for basic non-surgical problems and providing consultations for most of your general health questions. The GP also serves as your link to most other services such as hospitalisation, specialists, midwifery, physiotherapy, etc. If necessary, the GP can refer you to a medical specialist at short notice. The GP keeps your medical record up to date and prescribes your medication.

How to find a GP?

You should register with a GP upon arrival in The Netherlands. You can choose your GP yourself. When choosing a GP, make sure you feel comfortable with them, as changing a GP once registered is discouraged and rarely done. Some GP’s may not accept any new patients as they are already filled to capacity. To find a local GP you can search on this website. The Student Medical Center Wageningen (not part of Wageningen University) accepts new patients and are experienced in typical student related problems. You can register here.

Visiting your GP

In case of illness as well as for general consultations on less urgent matters, first phone your GP. A trained medical assistant will answer your call and note your complaints in order to properly schedule your appointment.

Only for emergency

The emergency number 112 is for when you need urgent help, for instance when your life is in immediate danger, or if someone is seriously injured and needs prompt medical attention.

Doing groceries during quarantine

When you need help with the groceries you can contact SSC ssc@wur.nl  We will try to arrange help from other students.

Tips for buying groceries online:

  • Through the following websites you can order online groceries:

    • Jumbo
    • Albert Heijn (requires min. order of 70 euro)
    • Plus
    • Spar Wageningen (no min. order, if you order 50 euro or more there will be free delivery)
    • Lidl here you can buy cheap winter clothes/shoes household items (no minimum order, only delivery cost)
    • Bol.com here you can buy books and household items minimum order 20 euro (no delivery cost)

Please note: you might need to pay with iDeal, this means you need a Dutch bank account. You can contact SSC for opening a bank account at ABN Amro. Send a request to: ssc@wur.nl

Mental support

Student psychologist

The student psychologist helps students with personal and/or study problems. Visiting the student psychologists is free of charge and all contact between students and student psychologists is treated confidentially. You can find all relevant information on this page.

Online initiatives for students

WURlife in times of Corona

Covid-19 is significantly affecting our daily lives. To stay connected and secure the social, physical and cognitive well-being from our students, we gathered all information for current students on one platform! In the categories below you can find information on how to stay connected with other students remotely, how to stay physically fit, boost your brain with interesting online lectures and discover the hobbies of your fellow students.

FAQ

- Will I get a fine if I do not self-quarantine after my arrival?

Non-compliance with the quarantine obligation can be punished by the mayor with an administrative fine of € 339,- More information can be found here.

- What about registering at a city hall and collecting my student card?

You can arrange this after your self-quarantine period.

- Where can I find more information about COVID-19 in The Netherlands?

You can find up to date information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you have a Codid-19 related question you can call this number from the Dutch goverment: 0800-1351 (from The Netherlands). From abroad you can call this number: 00312 0205 1351.

- Where can I find more information from the WUR about COVID-19?

You can find more information on this page.

- Do you have more questions?

You can also contact us via e-mail: ssc@wur.nl