COVID-19 SITUATION IN SPAIN
As of 8 October, 79.6 %of the Spanish population (<12 years old) have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 77,7% are fully vaccinated (78.84% in the Valencia Region). Opposition to COVID-19 vaccines in Spain is minimal.
All epidemiological indicators are low are relatively stable . Full details available in this link
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN SPAIN
Restrictions remain in effect throughout Spain and vary widely by region. International students are encouraged to monitor regional governments’ websites and local press reports for more information. Students must ensure that th eyare familiar with local requirements before traveling between regions in Spain, specially if when travelling to the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands. Common restrictions or rules in all of Spain are:
- Using a facemask covering mouth and nose in any public closed spaces.
- Using a facemask outdoors if there is less than 1.5 meters of physical distance between individuals.
- Public or private gatherings limited to a certain number of persons (depends on the Region)
- Some limits in opening hours of nightclubs, bars and pubs
- In some Regions or cities, EU COVID passports, PCR or antigen tests are mandatory in nightclubs, music festivals, etc.
Guide to restrictions by Region or city (official website of RTVE, Spanish Public Radio & Television)
Autonomous Communities (Spanish regions) official website
Current COVID Restrictions for all of Spain (Spain in English, online newspaper )
El PAÍS English Edition (online newspaper)
Current restrictions in the Valencia Region (province of Valencia, Alicante and Castellón)
(from 9 October 2021 onwards)
- Situation almost back to normal, with a few minor restrictions
- Maximum 10 people seating at the same table in restaurants or bars
- Some restrictions in danceclubs, bars with live music and bars.
Coronavirus official website - Valencian Department of Public Health
Restrictions on UPV campus (at least during the first semester 2021-22)
- Using a facemask covering your mouth and nose indoors and outdoors at all times (except when eating or drinking)
- Limited capacity of classrooms, conference rooms, laboratories and all indoors spaces, in order to maintain at least 1.5 meters of distance
- Eating and drinking in closed spaces is only allowed in official cafeterias and restaurants (ventilation will be ensured).
TRAVELLING TO SPAIN – ENTRY HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND CONTROLS
All persons entering Spain from other countries, must complete a Health Control Form and obtain a QR code to present at boarding and health controls upon arrival in Spain.
Effective 7 June 2021, all passengers from a country/area that has a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus risk must present a certificate confirming that they are not infected, with 3 options:
a) document certifying vaccination against COVID-19
b) recent negative test result
c) certificate of COVID19 recovery
The list of risk countries/areas can be seen in this link.
EU residents + residents in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein may present an EU Digital COVID certificate. Residents in other countries may present any of the 3 kinds of certificates listed above, as long as they fulfill all the requirements published in the website Spain Travel Health.
Spain Travel Health – Full information and access to the online Health Control online Form
Spain Travel Health - FAQs
Passengers coming from a few countries countries must quarantine upon arrival for 10 days. For the latest updates, we suggest you check the Twitter profile of the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.
COVID-19 AND UNIVERSITY SERVICES
UPV campuses are fully open to students, with some adjustments and restrictions. Most administrative services for students do not have open receiving hours. Drop-in hours are generally replaced by remote consultations (email and Policonsulta or via online drop-ins with Microsoft Teams meetings). Some services do have receiving hours students must make an appointment first.
Each UPV School/Faculty has its own International Office. The staff in each faculty-level International Office will take care of student enrollment, orientation and any documents or certificates to be signed.
The General UPV Info Days (welcome speeches + presentation of UPV services and general information) for the 2nd semester 2021-22 (February-June 2022) will most likely place face-to-face. All incoming exchange students will receive an email confirming this information in early January.
TEACHING, CLASSES AND EXAMS
In 2021-22 all academic activities will take place face-to-face (classes and exams).
Incoming exchange students should be on campus during the entire semester.