Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 1 July 2020)

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(Last updated: 1 July 2020, 08:49)

International travels

The Vice-Chancellor decided on 12 May to extend the decision to cancel all international business travel until 30 August.

The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Agency has gathered information regarding travel insurance, etc.

Employees working with exchange students can read more information regarding managing upcoming exchanges on the Internationaliseringsforum and on the COVID19 website.

Regarding private travels abroad, the University urges staff and students to adhere to the recommendations by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Utrikesdepartementet. 

Find out more from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Travels within Sweden

From 13 June, the Swedish Government has announced that healthy individuals can travel within Sweden. However, any potential travelling cannot risk the requirements for social distancing. Each journey must be carried out with great caution.

When it comes to planning days, conferences and other activities for staff at Umeå University, a restrictive approach must still be used based upon the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Sweden stating that employers should advice staff to, if possible, hold online meetings, keep physical distance and work from home. If planning days and similar should still take place, the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Sweden must be adhered to. The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s risk assessment tool for events and gatherings can be used for those planning meetings.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s guidelines