Follow the travel advice below. If you travel abroad, it is compulsory to inform VU International Office. VU Amsterdam follows the travel advice of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuZa). You can find the travel code of your destination here. The destinations for foreign stay are classified by VU Amsterdam in 4 categories, as shown below.
Please note that you always need approval of your supervisor to travel abroad. Supervisors need to consult the International Office in case of code orange.
Please sign up to receive regular travel advice updates via www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl and download the Travelapp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for real-time security updates during your trip. Frequently check the travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and take measures if necessary. We also advise you to discuss safety measures with the party that is welcoming you abroad.
a. Destinations with code green: no special safety risks.
You can travel without major risks. The degree of safety risks are similar to the Netherlands. However, travelers must always be alert and make sure you keep yourself updated with the latest news and happenings.
b. Destinations with code yellow: safety risks
There are safety risks in this country. Circumstances are different from the Netherlands. Prepare for this and take special care (politically, medically, etc.). Please also make sure you are aware of possible entry restrictions. Please discuss the risks with your manager or supervisor.
c. Destinations with code orange: travel only if necessary
There are serious safety risks in this country or area and daily life could be disrupted. Circumstances could be dangerous. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you only to travel to this destination if necessary.
Travelling for study or research purposes is never considered necessary. Students cannot travel to this destination. If a student is already in an area that changes to code orange, his/her immediate departure will be requested by their supervisor or the International Office (email@example.com). Employees can contact their manager for advice.
In exceptional cases, such as related research to the region or if a student has chosen his home country to do his/her internship or research project, students and staff will only get permission to travel to this destination or stay in this region after having consulted the International Office. Students going abroad for their internship or research need to contact their supervisor first. If their supervisor thinks an exception should be made, the supervisor needs to reach out to the International Office directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). A conversation will take place in which possible risks will be discussed and an individual recommendation will be given. This recommendation is binding; without authorization, both student and staff cannot travel.
d. Destinations with code red: do not travel
There is a clear safety risk in this region (eg. in case of war) with life-threatening circumstances. The security of students and staff cannot be guaranteed, therefore the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises not to travel to this destination.
Absolutely no student or staff member can get authorization to depart to this destination. If a student or staff member is already in an area that changes to code red his/her immediate departure will be requested.
Note: different color codes can occur within one country/region. For further questions about the travel advice, please contact the International Office via email@example.com or +31 (0)20 59 85745. Please also check for updates via www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl and https://reopen.europa.eu/nl.