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Visiting Umeå University and COVID-19

This page contains information about how COVID-19 affects international visitors and guests to Umeå University. The page also includes links to information at other Swedish authorities that you may need to stay updated on. If you are a student or member of staff, please find the university’s COVID information on umu.se/en/covid-19.

Current COVID-related restrictions at Umeå University

There are currently no restrictions at Umeå University regarding visiting or spending time in university premises or maintaining a certain distance to others. Classes, meetings and events can be held again. 

However, if you are not fully vaccinated, you have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and particularly to those in at-risk groups or people over the age of 70, according to national guidelines. This applies in all parts of society, not just at the university.

Learn what national guidelines apply in Sweden (Public Health Agency of Sweden)

If you show symptoms

According to national guidelines, anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory tract infection should stay at home. Such symptoms include a sore throat, fever, cough and a general feeling of illness.

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should get tested if you show symptoms of COVID-19.

Testing in Sweden is free of charge. If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, you need to contact a health centre of your choice to get tested.

Getting tested for COVID-19 (1177 Healthcare Guide)

Contact details to local health centres

Here is a list of some health centres in Umeå you can contact if you need help to get tested for COVID-19, to book vaccination or need other medical attendance:

All health centres on the map

Mariehems hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 44
Morkullevägen 9, Umeå

Ålidhems hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 58
Tvistevägen 2, Umeå

Capio hälsocentral Dragonen
+46 90 785 91 48
Ridvägen 12, Umeå

Citymottagningen hälsocentral
+46 90 785 93 21
Nygatan 19B, Umeå

Ersboda hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 57
Hälsogränd 3, Umeå

Hälsocentralen Husläkarna i Umeå
+46 90 785 93 88
Storgatan 28B, Umeå

Norrlandsklinikens hälsocentral
+46 90 785 93 22
Glimmervägen 5E, Umeå

Tegs hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 56
Tegsplan 2C, Umeå

Emergency care medicine
If you are seriously ill or have been gravely injured, you can seek help at the emergency care clinic (Akutmottagningen) at the University Hospital of Umeå (Norrlands universitetssjukhus) in Umeå.

Call the alarm number 112 if a person’s life is in danger and you need help straight away.

Medical advice

Call 1177 or +46 771 1177 00 if you or someone else gets ill and you need to talk to a nurse for advice on what to do or where to go for help. The nurses speak Swedish and English. Help in other languages is sometimes available.

Recommendations for all travellers entering Sweden from abroad

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that anyone who is 6 years of age or older with symptoms of COVID-19 take a PCR test after arriving in Sweden from outside the Nordic countries. This includes Swedish citizens.

People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should always get tested after arriving in Sweden, regardless of symptoms.

Testing in Sweden is free of charge. If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, you need to contact a health centre of your choice to get tested.

Learn more about testing after travels (Public Health Agency of Sweden)

Contact details to local health centres

Here is a list of some health centres in Umeå you can contact if you need help to get tested for COVID-19, to book vaccination or need other medical attendance:

All health centres on the map

Mariehems hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 44
Morkullevägen 9, Umeå

Ålidhems hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 58
Tvistevägen 2, Umeå

Capio hälsocentral Dragonen
+46 90 785 91 48
Ridvägen 12, Umeå

Citymottagningen hälsocentral
+46 90 785 93 21
Nygatan 19B, Umeå

Ersboda hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 57
Hälsogränd 3, Umeå

Hälsocentralen Husläkarna i Umeå
+46 90 785 93 88
Storgatan 28B, Umeå

Norrlandsklinikens hälsocentral
+46 90 785 93 22
Glimmervägen 5E, Umeå

Tegs hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 56
Tegsplan 2C, Umeå

Emergency care medicine
If you are seriously ill or have been gravely injured, you can seek help at the emergency care clinic (Akutmottagningen) at the University Hospital of Umeå (Norrlands universitetssjukhus) in Umeå.

Call the alarm number 112 if a person’s life is in danger and you need help straight away.

Medical advice

Call 1177 or +46 771 1177 00 if you or someone else gets ill and you need to talk to a nurse for advice on what to do or where to go for help. The nurses speak Swedish and English. Help in other languages is sometimes available.

Using face masks

You do not generally need to wear a face mask in Swedish society, or at the university. However, Umeå University recommends that face masks are used in situations where participants cannot maintain distance between each other. For instance, in teaching situations where close contact is necessary. You may also come across situations in health or medical care where face masks are required, in which case you will be asked to put a face mask on.

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others regardless of the use of a face mask.

Learn about the use of face masks at Umeå University

Vaccination against COVID-19

In Sweden, vaccination is voluntary and free of charge. Vaccination is offered from the age of 12 and a large proportion of the Swedish population has already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

You do not need to be a Swedish citizen to get the vaccine. If you live or have been in Sweden for a long time, you are offered vaccination. The vaccines being offered in Sweden are given in two doses.

Please bear in mind that if you begin your vaccination in Sweden, you need to stay long enough to be able to take your second dose in Sweden or ensure that you can take your second dose in your home country for longer-lasting protection.

Please note that if you do not have a Swedish personal identity number or a coordination number from the Swedish Tax Office, your vaccination will currently not allow for a vaccine certificate.

Region Västerbotten is the medical authority in charge of vaccination in the local county. If you have questions regarding vaccination, please contact Region Västerbotten by phoning a health centre of your choice or by visiting the drop-in vaccination centre at Campus Umeå for advice.

Vaccination on Campus Umeå

Contact details to local health centres

Here is a list of some health centres in Umeå you can contact if you need help to get tested for COVID-19, to book vaccination or need other medical attendance:

All health centres on the map

Mariehems hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 44
Morkullevägen 9, Umeå

Ålidhems hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 58
Tvistevägen 2, Umeå

Capio hälsocentral Dragonen
+46 90 785 91 48
Ridvägen 12, Umeå

Citymottagningen hälsocentral
+46 90 785 93 21
Nygatan 19B, Umeå

Ersboda hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 57
Hälsogränd 3, Umeå

Hälsocentralen Husläkarna i Umeå
+46 90 785 93 88
Storgatan 28B, Umeå

Norrlandsklinikens hälsocentral
+46 90 785 93 22
Glimmervägen 5E, Umeå

Tegs hälsocentral
+46 90 785 44 56
Tegsplan 2C, Umeå

Emergency care medicine
If you are seriously ill or have been gravely injured, you can seek help at the emergency care clinic (Akutmottagningen) at the University Hospital of Umeå (Norrlands universitetssjukhus) in Umeå.

Call the alarm number 112 if a person’s life is in danger and you need help straight away.

Medical advice

Call 1177 or +46 771 1177 00 if you or someone else gets ill and you need to talk to a nurse for advice on what to do or where to go for help. The nurses speak Swedish and English. Help in other languages is sometimes available.

Insurance during your visit

As an international visitor to Umeå University, you are insured for emergency medical treatment. The insurance covers necessary, reasonable and verified costs for emergency healthcare. Emergency healthcare refers to medical attendance due to illness or injuries suddenly arisen during your insurance period in Sweden and if you need to seek medical attention within a matter of days.

This includes COVID-19 and applies regardless of vaccination status. If you need emergency medical attendance due to COVID-19, your costs for emergency treatment are hence covered. Planned healthcare is not covered by the insurance.

Medical attendance

If you are seriously ill or have been gravely injured, you can seek help at the emergency care clinic (Akutmottagningen) at the University Hospital of Umeå (Norrlands universitetssjukhus) in Umeå.

Call the alarm number 112 if a person’s life is in danger and you need help straight away.

Call 1177, or +46 771 1177 00 from a foregin mobile phone, if you or someone else gets ill and you need to talk to a nurse for advice on what to do or where to go for help. The nurses speak English and Swedish. Sometimes help in other languages may be available.

Learn more

Find out more about visiting Sweden and COVID-19 from other authorities: