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News related to COVID-19 for incoming students and partner universities

Due to the preventive measures against COVID-19 in Madrid, academic and administrative activities at the UAM are being carried out on a semi-presential basis.

The International Relations and Mobility Service (SERIM) will attend to the public during this period on a virtual basis as a priority; if it is essential to attend in person, it will be necessary to make an appointment in advance.


Declaration of State of Alarm (25/20/2020)

On October 25, 2020, the Council of Ministers approved the declaration of the initial state of alarm of 15 days, extendable up to 6 months (prior approval by Parliament), to respond to the situation of special risk caused by the COVID-19 virus.

The period of 6 months is considered necessary, based on scientific criteria and expert recommendations to overcome the current second wave of the pandemic.

Limitation of circulation

The general prohibition of night mobility is established between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., each Autonomous Community being able to modulate its beginning between 10 p.m. and 00 a.m. and its end between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. 00 in the morning. It will be applicable to the whole country except in the Canary Islands, due to its better epidemiological situation.

During this period, circulation will only be possible for justified reasons such as the acquisition of medicines, compliance with work obligations, care for adults or minors and return home.

In addition, the Autonomous Communities may decide to limit the entry and exit of their territories, for the entire perimeter of the community or for a lower area. Likewise, they may limit the permanence of people in public or private spaces to a maximum of 6 people, except in the case of cohabitants.


Information for future incoming students (academic year 2020/21)

UAM will implement the 2020-21 academic year with a full guarantee to the safety of the university community and teaching activity with the maximum on-campus activity as possible. The teaching conditions will be adapted according to the public health situation, which will always seek to guarantee the development of academic activity and the safety of people. The 2020-21 academic year is being planned with face-to-face teaching on campus when necessary and both synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (deferred) distance teaching activities through electronic platforms.

In Madrid, transport, shops, and services are in operation, respecting the security and interpersonal distancing measures dictated by the authorities. The university residences are expected to be open in September, also following the established sanitary measures. As the pandemic evolves, there may be temporary mobility restrictions limited in a geographical area or a social group. You should contact the Spanish Consulate in your country to find out about travel restrictions to Spain and about the processing of a study visa (if you are a non-EU student).

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FCS health control form

To protect your health, the Government of Spain has implemented a series of measures to protect the general public’s health, including health control of passengers upon arrival in Spain. From this website you can fill out the health control form and obtain your QR Code, to show it at the control points upon arrival in Spain.

Before traveling to Spain, make sure you have signed the form, on the web spth.gob.es or in the mobile app.


Travel recommendations and restrictions