(Last updated 5 April 2022)
Taking on university studies can be an exciting new start to a bright future. But to do so during the outbreak of COVID-19 can raise a fair few questions. This page hopes to answer some of those questions. Please rest assured that Umeå University is here to help you through these difficult times.
COVID-19 in Sweden
What are the expectations on me while staying in Sweden?
What are the current regulations at Umeå University?
From 1 March there are no longer any restrictions regarding teaching and examination due to COVID-19. However, ongoing and planned courses do not need to be replanned. After the spring semester, no further COVID-related measures will be in place and regular rules apply.
Anyone who is ill or has symptoms that could be COVID-19 must still stay at home from work and studies. Unvaccinated individuals have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and avoid places that are crowded.
Even if you are not a Swedish citizen, you are offered vaccination against COVID-19 when you live in Sweden. Vaccination against COVID-19 is free of charge. There is also a drop-in vaccination centre on Campus Umeå.
Please note that in Sweden, universities cannot contact the Migration Agency on behalf of students, nor are we allowed to influence the Migration Agency’s decisions or procedures. The Swedish Migration Agency is not allowed to share details of your application with universities, due to confidentiality.
Will the COVID-19 situation affect my chances of travelling to Sweden?
Entry from EU/EEA countries
On 7 February 2022, the Government decided to lift the entry ban to Sweden from the Nordic countries and other EU and EEA countries. The decision came into effect on 9 February 2022.
Entry from countries outside the EU/EEA
A temporary ban on non-essential travel from countries outside the EU/EEA to Sweden was introduced in March 2020. As of 1 April 2022, people travelling to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test, a vaccination certificate, or any other type of certificate.