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Emergency Preparations

Instructions for international students in the Netherlands

  • Make sure that your family knows how and where to reach you in the Netherlands.
  • Give them full details about your travel arrangements.
  • Keep in regular contact with them.
  • If an emergency arises, contact your family as soon as possible; if you cannot reach them, record a voicemail on your cell phone informing them that you are okay and that you will contact your family as soon as possible.
  • Print the emergency card from this webpage (see below) and put it in your wallet or purse.
  • Educate yourself about the country to which you travel, including any countries to which you wish to travel on holiday.
  • Check your insurance and put the emergency number in your mobile phone.
  • Inform Tilburg University's Student Administration about your address in Tilburg and use the second address for contact information in case of emergency.

Important websites for students

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINBUZA)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Travel site of the European Union (Europe Travel)

Illness when travelling (Prevent illness)


Place this emergency card in your wallet and have it with you at all times!

Emergency card
In case of emergency please contact: Name:
(names) Nationality:
..................................................... Date of birth: .. / .. / ....
.....................................................
(phone numbers) Blood type:
+ . . ........................................... Allergies:
+ . . ...........................................

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