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Information concerning Coronavirus

Published: 28th January 2020 Last updated: 06th February 2020

Tilburg University is monitoring developments regarding the Corona virus and will publish updates here. The university is in regular contact with the Dutch Municipal and Regional Health Service (GGD) and RIVM. So far there are no cases of the virus on our campus, as the Tilburg hospital, the Elisabeth TweeSteden Ziekenhuis, has stated.
Update: Employees who have visited Wuhan or any other area where there is an outbreak of the coronavirus are advised to discuss with the supervisor any additional measures, such as campus presence.

In accordance with the directive of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, outgoing exchange students and staff are strongly advised not to travel to China, until further notice.

Students/staff: China to the Netherlands

Students and staff who have traveled from China to the Netherlands since the beginning of December 2019 are advised to check the website of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM (available in English and in Dutch), as well as the website of the European Center for Disease Control (in English), for updates.

If you have been in Wuhan during December 2019 and/or January 2020:

  • Please contact your GP if you have symptoms such as breathing difficulties, lung problems or a fever within 14 days of your travel to the Netherlands. Call your GP and explain your recent travel and your symptoms. Your GP will take relevant measures based on your explanation. Please do not visit the GP’s practice without making a phone call first.
  • If you experience the above symptoms outside the normal working hours of your GP, please call the GP Medical Post (available in English and in Dutch) to discuss the possible urgency. 
  • If you have not yet registered with a GP, we strongly recommend that you do so as soon as possible.  For more information about how to do this, please click here.
  • Make sure your medical insurance covers your stay in the Netherlands.

Please note: all incoming degree and exchange students who arrived at Tilburg University for the first time during this period will be contacted separately by the International Office.

Students/staff: Netherlands to China

For up-to-date travel advice to China, please check the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Dutch only) for the latest information.

Please note: all outgoing exchange students will be contacted individually by the International Office.

Students/staff: currently in Wuhan

You are advised to contact the Dutch embassy via telephone number +31 247 247 247. Employees are asked to also report this to the Tilburg University’s contact person for staff. Students are asked to also contact the Student Desk on weekdays 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 15:30 via telephone number: +31 (0)13 466 8000