Recommendation on coronavirus – update 11 February 2020

4 February 2020

Uppsala University is monitoring the situation and following the information and recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA). These authorities are continuously updating their information and recommendations.

The MFA currently advises against travelling to the Hubei Province and against all non-necessary travels to the Zhejiang Province in China. This advice applies until further notice. 

If you have been planning to travel to China, Uppsala University recommends that you pay close attention to recommendations from the MFA, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the universities that you plan to visit, and not least the airlines. Several Chinese universities have announced that students planning to travel should not do so in the current situation.

Employees and students who have recently been in Hubei Province should contact their head of department upon return home. The current recommendation is to work or study at home for two weeks after returning home. If you develop influenza-like symptoms and respiratory problems, contact the health advice line (1177) and follow their instructions.

If your work or studies are affected by the above, contact your immediate superior or the programme director at your department so that you can continue with your work or studies as best possible.

Uppsala University is in touch with the students and employees that we know have recently spent time in China for studies, work or to visit their home country.  If you have not been contacted, please get in touch with your immediate superior if you are an employee or with the programme director at your department if you are a student.


Affected students and staff members are advised to keep updated via the following websites: