Quarantine services

Students arriving in the Netherlands from certain countries and regions are strongly advised to self-quarantine for 10 days. Even if you do not have any symptoms or if you have tested negative for COVID-19. 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.

Compulsory negative COVID-19 test result and declaration

Travellers from a country not on the European Union’s list of low-risk countries and who are exempt from the EU entry ban for the Netherlands must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test result and declaration when travelling to the Netherlands by air or ship.

This is one of the measures being taken by the Netherlands to combat the importation and spread of coronavirus. It does not apply to nationals of EU/Schengen countries, including the Netherlands. For more information take a look at this website.

Should I self-quarantine?

Take a look at this website from our government to check whether you have to self-quarantine.

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.

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.

The following rules apply during self-quarantine:

  • Do not visit the Campus of WUR (Or other places. Stay at the place where you are in quarantine.)
  • You cannot join the Annual Introduction Days.
  • Do not use public transport.
  • 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.
  • Ask other people to do grocery shopping for you. For more information about the grocery services,  see the following information.

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.

Testing for Corona

As of 1 June 2020, anyone with symptoms that could indicate the novel coronavirus can be tested. This is necessary so the measures can be relaxed, while still preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. 

Call 0800-1202 for an appointment to be tested. This number is available from 8AM till 8PM. Corona testing is free of charge.

Call the General practioner if you are very short of breath or have a high fever, or if you are concerned.

Call 112 in a life-threatening situation.

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

For students who come from a non-EU country with an ‘entry ban’ we are trying to arrange help for you from other students.

All students from non-EU countries will receive a welcome package at their room.

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)
  • Through the website Thuisbezorgd.nl you can order online meals.

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.


  • Will I get a fine if I do not self-quarantine after my arrival? No, the self-quarantine is something we strongly advise. You will not be criminally charged if you do not self-quarantine after arrival. 
  • What about registering at a city hall and collecting my student card? You can arrange that at a later stage as well (meaning after 14 days).
  • 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 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.
  • 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 ssc@wur.nl