Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 29 October 2020)

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Travels

(Last updated: 7 September 2020, 09:17)

No new travel grant calls until 1 November at the earliest

All foundations tied to Umeå University, including the Kempe Foundations, can make new calls for travel grants from 1 November 2020 at the earliest. However, please note that new recommendations of a later date for calls for travel grants may be deemed necessary depending on how the travel situation has progressed due to the spread of COVID-19.

International travels

The Vice-Chancellor decided on 17 June that members of employees, students and other travellers are urged to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding domestic and international travels.

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 websites.

Find out out more about the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' advice against travel

The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s guidelines

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