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international instructions

Academic year 20/21

UA students:

13/07/2020

At the end of June, SEPIE, the national agency for the Erasmus+ program in Spain, communicated to the Spanish universities the following points to take into account regarding mobility for the next academic year:

  • Fully virtual mobilities can be carried out and will entail recognition of the subjects taken at the destination university if they are approved in the Learning Agreement. However, this type of mobility will not have funding, that is, there will be no scholarship from the Erasmus+ program.
  • When the type of teaching is "blended", that is to say, the virtual teaching is combined with the face-to-face one, the corresponding scholarship will be received from the moment the physical presence of the student is required and is justified by the university of destination. This physical presence must be minimum of three months to be able to receive the corresponding scholarship.

11/06/2020

The UA has been evaluating, along with the rest of the universities of the Valencian Community, the viability of mobility programs, given the current pandemic and the uncertainty that it entails.

In accordance with the above, the five Valencian public universities have established some recommendations on the exchange programs for the 2020/21 academic year::
  • Mobilities will be conditioned to the destination country that should meet the appropriate sanitary conditions, have no restrictions on mobility and be allowed by the partner university. That is, if the host university does not object, mobility can be take place.
  • Mobilities can also be started virtually if the destination university does establishes it.
  • If there are doubts or the appropriate conditions do not exist, it is recommended to reduce it or postpone it to the second semester, whenever possible.

Given the uncertainty of this situation, resigning from the program is also possible and does not carry any penalty. Both semester changes and cancellations will be requested through: UACloud -> eAdministración -> Generic instance.

Semester reductions or changes will require the acceptance of the host university. In addition, it will require:

  • Modifying the Learning Agreement both at the UA and at the destination university.
  • Following the semester change procedure indicated by your destination university, if there is one.

Students admitted to the UA (Incoming):

20/01/2021

Update: Measures against COVID-19 in the Valencian Community (in force from January 21 st to 31st)

  • Closure of bars and restaurants: except for takeaway food, both to pick up or deliver
  • Closure of shops at 18 h: except for food establishments, chemists and essential businesses
  • Perimeter lockdown of the Valencian territory: Only properly justified trips will be authorized
  • Limitation of groups in private and public places: The limitation of 6 people is maintained in social and family gatherings
  • Closure of all sports facilities: except for professional athletes


07/01/2021

The following measures will affect the whole Valencian Community and will be in force from January 7th to 31st:

  • PERIMETER LOCKDOWN OF THE VALENCIAN TERRITORY: Only properly justified trips will be authorised
  • LIMITATION OF THE CIRCULATION AT NIGHT: The curfew starting time is being pushed to 22:00
  • EXTRA LIMITATIONS ON HOSPITALITY AND RESTAURANT BUSINESSES: They must close at 17:00 and there will be a maximum of 4 people at a table
  • SMOKING IN TERRACES: Smoking will be forbidden in the terraces of bars and restaurants
  • SHOPS CAPACITY: the maximum number of people in shops will be of 30% of the capacity in shops and 50% in essential businesses
  • LIMITATION OF GROUPS IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PLACES: The limitation of 6 people is maintained in social and family gatherings

 


18/12/2020

The following measures will be in force from December 21st until January 15th, 2021:

  • Limitation of entrance and exit from the Valencian Community: only properly justified trips will be authorized and visits to relatives or close friends will not be an exception
  • Limitation of circulation at night: until 23:00, except on the nights of December 24th and 31st, when circulation will be extended until 00:00 to return home
  • Limitation of groups in public and private spaces: Social or family gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people, restricted to two groups of co-habitants and without any exception for Christmas.

07/12/2020

  • The perimeter lockdown of the Valencian Community is maintained from December 5th to January 15th, except on December 23rd, 24th, 25th and 31st, and January 1st for trips motivated by family reunions. 
  • On the nights of December 24th to 25th and 25th to 26th, as well as from December 31st to January 1st, the freedom of movement at night will be extended until 1:30 a.m. The rest of the days, the curfew is at midnight, as usual. 
  • Social gatherings are still limited to six people, except the days of bank holidays stated above, in which the limit is 10 people, unless it is the same group of cohabitants.  

24/11/2020

The perimeter lockdown in the Valencian Community has been extended up to the 9th of December.

23/11/2020

Information about PCR test to enter Spain
From 23rd November 2020 all passengers who come from a high-risk country in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, in order to enter Spain, MUST show a certificate with a NEGATIVE PCR result (RT-PCR of COVID-19), carried out in the 72h prior to your arrival. You can consult the list of risk countries in this link.
This certificate or supporting document must be the original, will be written in Spanish and / or English and may be presented in paper or electronic format.

The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveler's name, passport or ID number, date of the test, identification and contact details of the center that performs the analysis, technique used and negative test result.
The personal identification number (passport / DNI) that you used to get your QR must be the same as the one that appears on the negative PCR certificate.

https://www.spth.gob.es

30/10/2020

A perimeter lockdown in the Valencian Comunity has been declared for a period of seven days, starting today. Only travelling within the Valencian provinces and municipalities is allowed.

26/10/2020

After the state of emergency has been declared in Spain, which affects its whole national territory, the following restrictions are to be applied within the Valencian Community:

  • limitation of 6 people in social and family gatherings, both in public and private places
  • night-time curfew between the hours of 00:00 and 06:00 (only in the following situations people are allowed to be on the street: commuting, in the case of a medical emergency, or assisting dependents)

08/06/2020

Teaching in the first semester will be blended (part of the classes and practices will take place in person and part virtually). The final exams will be face-to-face. This requires the physical mobility of international students.

The start of classes has been postponed to September 14.

In accordance with the above, the UA will allow the chage of the exchange semester from the first to the second, for those students who cannot travel in September. However, it should be noted that the subjects taught in the first semester generally do not take place in the second.

Academic year 19/20

In order to limit the spread and contagion of the Covid-19, exceptional measures have been taken so that, from this moment, all the uninitiated exchange programs for the staff and students at the University of Alicante are cancelled (according to RESOLUTION March 12th, 2020, of the Department of Universal Health and Public Health).

Instructions for mobilities already started:

UA students:

13/03/2020

Regarding students who are abroad and are going to continue there, in the event that the destination university has enabled online teaching, in case of closure, they can follow this methodology.

If the decision is to return to Spain, they should contact their Faculty / EPS and request a curricular adaptation to continue studies at the UA or follow the online program of their destination university.

Students admitted to the UA (Incoming):

06/04/2020

Due to the extraordinary situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Alicante decided the following:

1. Continuing the online tuition for the rest of 2019-20 academic year.

2. Doing the assessments by online methods.

The digital transcript of records of your students will be sent by e-mail late June; and the students will be able to download them through UACloud. All digital ToR include a verification code and a website where they can be verified as authentic.

13/03/2020

If they return to their country of origin by imposition of their authorities, or by their own decision, we understand that in this case it is the university of origin that must provide its students with a plan to continue their studies. In any case, the UA can contribute to the extent of its possibilities in case they want to continue teaching online and sending, where appropriate, the evaluation tests to their university.

If they decide to stay in Alicante and continue studying at the UA, they will be able to receive online teaching, as far as possible, just like the rest of the students at this university.

Before making a decision, it is recommended to contact the home or destination university to find out the forecast of the situation.

We advise to follow at all times the indications, instructions and recommendations of:

1. The local authorities of the country of origin

2. The home university and the University of Alicante

3. Those of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (MAUC), which can be found at the following link:

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/ServiciosAlCiudadano/SiViajasAlExtranjero/Paginas/RecomendacionesDeViaje.aspx

If it was not done at the time, we suggest registering in the Travelers Registry of the Embasy of the origin country in Spain or in its App, and that you always have on hand the 24-hour telephone number of the Embasy and the assistance telephone number of the insurance policy.

For any questions or problems concerning the UA, contact studyabroad@ua.es

COVID-19 evolution in Alicante

 

New normality

21/06/2020

End of the alarm status throughout the national territory from June 21, 2020.

Once the validity of the alarm status and extraordinary containment measures have expired, including those limiting freedom of movement, a series of prevention, containment and coordination measures are adopted to continue to face and control the pandemic while not officially end the health crisis situation:

- The use of masks is mandatory in the following cases: when it is not possible to maintain the safety distance of 1.5 m (both indoors and outdoors); and in public transport.

- Hygiene measures must be maintained, among others: washing with soap and water or with hydroalcoholic gel; and keep the safety distance of 1.5m.

Alarm status

15/06/2020

Transition Plan to the New Normality. Phase 3.

During the alarm status, it is allowed to circulate within Alicante province, in a group of maximum 20 people. In any case, safety and hygiene measures must be maintained: maintaining the safety distance of 2 meters with other people (or alternative physical protection measures if this is not possible), hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

The use of masks outside home and in public spaces is mandatory.

Going outside is allowed at any time.

05/06/2020

The state of alert is extended until June 21st.

01/06/2020

Transition Plan to the New Normality. Phase 2.

During the alarm status, it is allowed to circulate within Alicante province, in a group of maximum 15 people. In any case, safety and hygiene measures must be maintained: maintaining the safety distance of 2 meters with other people (or alternative physical protection measures if this is not possible), hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

Physical activity outdoors is allowed except from 10am to 12pm and from 7pm to 8pm.

Bars and restaurants are opened, to which we can go respecting the previous measures.

The beaches of Alicante are opened, to which we can go respecting the previous measures.

22/05/2020

The state of alert is extended until June 7th.

18/05/2020

Transition Plan to the New Normality. Phase 1.

During the alarm status, it is allowed to circulate within Alicante province, in a group of maximum 10 people. In any case, safety and hygiene measures must be maintained: maintaining the safety distance of 2 meters with other people (or alternative physical protection measures if this is not possible), hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

Physical activity outdoors is allowed except from 10am to 12pm and from 7pm to 8pm.

The terraces of bars and restaurants are opened, to which we can go respecting the previous measures.

08/05/2020

The state of alert is extended until May 24th.

30/04/2020

Transition Plan to the New Normality. Phase 0.

During the alert state, walks and physical activity are allowed. To carry out these activities, it will be possible to circulate on the roads and public spaces, individually, once a day, maintaining the safety distance of 2 meters with other people. The time allowed for this are from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

24/04/2020

The state of alert is extended until May 10th.

10/04/2020

The state of alert is extended until April 26th.

14/03/2020

On Saturday, March 14, the Spanish Government activated the state of alert nationwide. If you are still in Spain, freedom of movement is restricted. Leaving home is only allowed under the following eight circumstances:

  1. Shopping for food/groceries, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities.
  2. Going to health centres/hospital.
  3. Going to work.
  4. Returning to your home residence.
  5. Assistance and care of the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
  6. Going to financial entities (e.g. banks).
  7. Due to force majeure or situations of necessity.
  8. Any other activity of a justified analogous (comparable) nature (e.g. walking your dog).

Use of vehicles will also be permitted in order to go to petrol stations.

The state of alert will be effective for fifteen days but could be extended.

 

Mobility Office


Universidad de Alicante
Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 96 590 3400

Fax: (+34) 96 590 3464

For further information: informacio@ua.es, and for enquiries on this web server: webmaster@ua.es

Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n - 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig - Alicante - Tel. 96 590 3400 - Fax 96 590 3464