Arrival & Quarantine - FAQ

Guidelines Airports

Guidelines Belgian Government

Please take also into account a possible mandatory quarantine period of 14 days after arrival. These measures are not imposed by the university but by the Belgian government. So be sure to follow the latest updates here.

Students who come from a red zone will be treated as 'high-risk contacts', which means that they will have to be tested and go into quarantine or self-isolate. 

Testing can be done at a general practitioner (list of doctors on mediwacht.be or contact Student Services for more information on general practitioners – contact details below). 

In case of self-quarantine

Arrival

-14 days before the start of the academic year

Transport to student room

 Arrange transport from airport/station to place of residence quarantine (the student arranges the transport himself):

Public transport with mouth mask (mandatory )

By car or taxi

As is the case for taxis a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between each person must be respected during transport. The number of persons that can be transported therefore varies according to the type of vehicle. This measure does not apply to a family or people from the same bubble. It is recommended to ventilate and clean the car regularly. Wearing a mouth and nose covering is strongly advised.

Student housing and shopping

During the 2 weeks self-quarantine :

  • Students are allowed to go outside to do essential transport such as shopping and to the pharmacy with mouth mask.  Intense contact with other persons must be avoided.
  • Accommodation in a student room with shared kitchen and sanitary facilities is possible.  Intense contact with other persons must be avoided.  Do not share eating and drinking utensils (cutlery, plates, mugs, glasses,...), toothbrushes or towels.
  • Don’t invite other persons to your room
  • Ventilate your room regularly
  • Cough / sneeze in a handkerchief  : Use a fabric or paper handkerchief. If you don't have it handy, cough or sneeze in the crease of your elbow, the inside of your sweater... Dispose of paper handkerchiefs immediately in a bin with a lid. Then wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Wash your hands several times a day with soap and water for 40 to 60 seconds. Dry your hands with clean towels. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible.
  • Measure your temperature twice a day with a good fever thermometer. If you have a fever or other complaints (e.g. breathing problems, coughing, sore throat,...), call a doctor for advice and if necessary an appointment for a test.  (list of doctors on : mediwacht.be or contact Student Services for more info on general practitioners).

More info on : https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/

I have other or additional questions.

Do not hesitate to contact Student Services.

Geel: patricia.cools@thomasmore.be 
Turnhout: Sarah.hmadoun@thomasmore.be 
Vorselaar: Sarah.loosveldt@thomasmore.be 
Lier: Lieve.maes@thomasmore.be 
Mechelen: Els.vermeulen@thomasmore.be 
De Nayer: Suzie.opdebeeck@thomasmore.be 
Antwerpen: Inge.vanabbenyen@thomasmore.be