Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Business Academy Aarhus
Information for students with study start in August 2021
Last updated 5 May 2021
We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and are acting according to guidelines set out by the Danish authorities. We will, therefore, keep you informed if the COVID-19 situation changes and has any consequences regarding the start of your programme.
FAQ relevant for new international students
Can I enter Denmark?
The rules are different according to where you are coming from and how you are getting to Denmark and the rules can change. It is your responsibility to stay up to date.
Please check the Danish authority’s information here: entry into Denmark
Should I be tested for Corona to enter Denmark
All foreigners entering Denmark must have a negative test before entering Denmark and must be tested once they have arrived.
Once you have arrived in Denmark, you can get tested for free at the following testing locations in Aarhus.
Do I need to self-isolate when I have entered Denmark?
This depends on where you come from, you might need to self-isolate. The list is updated regularly and it is your responsibility to stay up to date.
See the categorisation of countries
Should I wear a facemask in Denmark?
On all flights to Denmark and in all Danish airports, you must wear a mask.
You must wear a mask in all public transportation (e.g., buses and trains) in all of Denmark.
You must also wear a mask in all public buildings (supermarkets, libraries etc.) in Denmark and therefore also at the Academy. You do not need to wear a mask while you are sitting down in your classrooms.
Is public transport running in Denmark?
Yes, all public transport in Denmark is running. There are no problems with any public transport in and around Aarhus. But please check the sites below to make sure you can get to and from Aarhus.
You must wear a face mask on all public transport in Denmark.
I would really like to speak to a person. Is this possible?
Yes, for matters concerning applications, study start, practical questions, or COVID-19 matters, please contact us on:
Email: email@example.com, Tel: +45 7228 6000 (8 am - 4 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am - 2 pm on Friday)
Business Academy Aarhus is unable to help you find student housing, but student housing is available in Aarhus. Read more about housing for students here
International students already in Denmark
Last updated 22 April 2021 at 17:00
If you have physical teaching, all students can get a quick test at the Academy. This offer is valid from 26 April but it is only available at Sønderhøj 30. Students from Ringvej Syd or Hasselager Allé 8 are also welcome. The test centre is only open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7.30 - 11.30 am. Use the entrance on the back of the building - follow the signs. You do not need to book but be prepared for queues. Please read more below.
Update from 21 April: If you have completed the COVID-19 vaccine, and 14 days have passed since you had the final dosis, a test is no longer required. If you have been tested positive for COVID-19, you are also exempted from showing a test for 180 days after your positive test (if you are well again, of course).
All other students who enter the Academy must be able to present a negative corona test that meets requirements, for example not older than 72 hours (additional information below). It is your responsibility to be tested and to ensure that you can document the result. Spot checks will be carried out at the Academy and failure to comply with the rules will result in disciplinary action. Everyone is encouraged - well in advance - to get a test and make sure that the results are available when you need to meet at the Academy. Queues may occur in the public test system.
Who can meet for physical teaching and when?
- For some students, physical attendance teaching will start from the week of Monday 12 April and onwards. As always, students must stay up to date via their teaching schedule/Canvas. If you are able to attend physical teaching, you will be notified by your programme.
- For all our international classes: students who are not allowed to come to Denmark will be able to follow the teaching online for the rest of the semester, including exams.
International students who do not have a residency permit
International students who do not have a residency permit for Denmark are now able to enter Denmark (stay up to date here.) You will also be able to follow online teaching.
FAQ relevant for international students already in Denmark
How do I get a test at the Academy?
If you have physical teaching, all students can get a quick test at the Academy from 26 April.
This offer is only available at Sønderhøj 30, but students from Ringvej Syd or Hasselager Allé 8 are also welcome. The test centre is only open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7.30 - 11.30 am.
You do not need to book but be prepared for queues.
What to do:
- Go in through the back entrance of Sønderhøj 30 - follow the signs outside reception.
- Bring your yellow Danish health insurance card (or your CPR number) if you have one. If not, just bring your mobile phone and birth date
- Follow the instructions
- You get will an answer via text/sms and in the 'MinSundhed' App.
Remember that it is your own responsibility as a student to meet the test requirements when entering the Academy. Our test centre is an offer that should be seen as a supplement to the testing capacity of the public system.
For info about personal data when being tested for COVID-19 at the Academy, see our "Data protection policy"
When can I come for physical teaching?
We are only allowed to teach a certain percentage of students. The classes that must meet physically will be notified directly, e.g. on Canvas or Study Update
The Academy will let you know as soon as possible.
The classes for physical attendance have been selected by the individual programmes based on where the need is greatest. For example, classes that still haven’t met.
What are the requirements for testing before I can meet at the Academy?
You must be tested no matter how long or short your visit at the Academy is. A valid test is required for teaching, going to the library, quickly visiting the book store and all other purposes too.
Your test must be taken no more than 72 hours before you must meet. You must be able to prove that you have a negative test (‘ikke påvist’). Keep in mind that the 72 hours apply from the time the test was taken – and not 72 hours after you received the test response.
Example: Attendance on Tuesday 13 April at 9 am requires that your test was taken Saturday 10 April at 9 am (or later) and that you have received a negative test response.
If you do not have a test that is no more than 72 hours old, you will also meet requirements if you have been tested twice (with at least 2 days apart) within the last 7 days.
Example: Attendance on Tuesday 13 April at 9 am requires you have had two tests taken, both with a negative response since 6 April. For example, it could be a test on 7 April and a test on 9 April, so that there are at least two days apart.
How can I document that I have been tested?
The Academy will randomly check students. When asked, you must be able to present your test which meets the requirements. You can show your test results in the app ‘Min Sundhed’ (only in Danish) or on paper.
Should I be tested if I have had Covid-19 or am vaccinated?
If you have previously been infected with Covid-19: You do not need to be tested if you are well again, and you have come out of self-isolation, and you are also able to present a positive test that is no more than 180 days old at the time of presentation.
For example, this means that if you had a positive test on 21 October 2020, you do not need to be tested on 19 April 2021.
If you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and 14 days have passed since the last dosis was given, you do not need to be tested. You must be able to document this.
Can I come to physical teaching if I haven’t been tested?
No, you can only show up if you have been tested in accordance with the requirements, or if you can present a certificate from your doctor stating you can be exempted from testing.
Random checks will be carried out. If you cannot prove that you meet the requirements, you must leave the Academy. Being at the Academy without a negative test is a serious violation of the Academy’s rules and can lead to expulsion for an extended period of time.
I couldn't be tested, or I have not received my answer. What should I do?
Whatever the reason is: If you do not have a test that meets the requirements, do not show up. Therefore, it is important that you are tested in time.
The Academy can only test you on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 7:30 - 11:30 am or refer you to the regional testing system.
Can I follow online teaching if I have not been tested?
No, you will not be allowed to follow online teaching if you do not have a valid test - no matter what the reason is.
It is your responsibility to be tested if you have physical teaching.
If you have Covid-19 symptoms, have been tested positive or are in self-isolation, or have another illness, you must contact your programme to find out whether you can follow online teaching.
If you are not able to enter Denmark, you can follow online teaching.
What are the social distancing rules at the Academy?
The general rule at the Academy is that preferably you have to keep a 2-m distance. And always at least 1 metre. This applies to both staff and students.
The main exception is that students do not have to keep the required distance in their classroom, or when they have teaching with their permanent class/permanent group. If the lecturer has organised group activities outside your classroom, you do not need to keep the required distance within your own group.
Must I wear a facemask?
Yes. While moving around the Academy, you must use a face mask/shield. For example, when you arrive, walk or go to the canteen. You can buy face masks at the reception or at Factum Books at Sønderhøj 30.
I have been tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
Send an e-mail with the info below to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Full name
2. Programme and class name
3. Which type of test: Rapid test (nasal swab) or PCR test (throat swab)
4. Date of test
5. Test response date
6. Date when you last had physical teaching in your class and/or with your elective class
7. Have you had any symptoms and if so, when did the symptoms start
8. Your phone number in case we need more information
9. Whether it’s OK for your classmates to be informed that you’re infected
10. Whether you have informed your close contacts that you are infected and thus done contact tracing
Please send this information via your student email as we are not allowed to share personal data with a private email. If you can’t do that then send your phone number and we’ll phone you.
Somebody in my social circle has been tested positive for COVID-19? What should I do?
If you have been close to someone who has tested positive for corona, you might be infected. In that case, you should stay at home and be tested.
See more on the Danish Health Authority’s page about ‘close contacts’
However, if you have not been close to the infected person, but someone in your social circle (e.g. a girlfriend or roomie) has been close to an infected person – then you can continue to attend classes and do not need to go into self-isolation/be tested. However, you should pay attention to any symptoms.
Not sure whether you have been in close contact with an infected person? Then you can contact the Danish Health Authority.
You can also write to email@example.com You must write from your Academy email or a secure email, as we are not allowed to exchange personal data via regular private email. If you can’t do this, please provide your phone number and we can phone you instead.
Can I enter the Academy if I don’t have physical teaching?
For the time being, students are only allowed to the Academy’s buildings if you:
- need to get/return something to the library
- have physical attendance teaching or scheduled group work
- have an appointment with an employee (e.g. exam or an agreed physical meeting with an employee, e.g. the student counsellors or librarian).
I have been sent home from my internship. What should I do?
If students in internships are sent home by a company, they must work on assignments for the company and follow the company’s guidelines. The internship period will not be extended.
What about exams if I get symptoms or must self-isolate?
For pre-exam symptoms:
Do not show up for a physical exam if you have symptoms. If you experience symptoms on the day of the exam you must follow the guidelines on self-isolation and stay at home, and you must immediately contact your programme secretary or programme administration.
In case of corona - or close contact with an infected person - before the exam:
If you have to self-isolate because you have corona or are in close contact with someone who has corona, you can apply to do an online exam.
You must do this by sending a short email to your programme secretary with the reason. Use your Academy email if you can. The programme can ask for additional documentation if this is necessary.
If your exam requires physical attendance (primarily laboratory exams at Hasselager Allé), you can apply to do a re-exam without losing one exam attempt.
If you have corona and symptoms that prevent you from completing your exam online, you must apply to your programme secretary /programme administration for sick leave and document this with a doctor’s certificate, like you would for any other illness.
I am going on holiday outside of Denmark. What should I do?
If you travel outside of Denmark to a country or region that is orange or red, i.e. where the authorities advise against travel, you must follow the guidelines on self-isolation and testing on your return. All days of self-isolation must be completed before you are allowed to attend teaching at the Academy. Time periods for self-isolation and the list of countries change continuously, so you need to stay informed yourself.
If you need to contact someone at the Academy, we encourage you to do so via phone or e-mail.
If you have corona related questions, you can call the health authorities on (+45) 70 20 02 33 or consult the Danish authorities’ website for information about the coronavirus.
You can also call us in the opening hours - see opening times and telephone number for the reception
Corona questions from students (incl. reports on positive tests) can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org - preferably from your student email.