Information about the corona virus
For students with study start at Business Academy Aarhus in August 2020
Updated August 17 08.30
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.
You should have received an email with the final letter of admission on 28 July and will be required to be on campus to start on your programme in August.
How do the special corona restrictions in Aarhus affect my study start?
Stay up to date on www.baaa.dk/corona, where we are continuously publishing important information about how study start and teaching will be conducted. We always follow the Danish authorities’ recommendations - both for Denmark in general and Aarhus specifically.
How is it possible to travel into Denmark before the start of my programme?
If you have a valid reason or a worthy purpose, as the authorities call it, you are allowed to enter Denmark.
As a student/future student at Business Academy Aarhus, you have a worthy purpose.
Please note that there may be a reduced number of international flights, trains and buses to Denmark. Please consult your airline, train operator or travel company for further info.
It's also possible to drive a car into Denmark from e.g. Germany if you can document that you have a worthy purpose. Full details of the requirements to travel into Denmark are being regularly updated and can be found in English on the Danish authorities website.
What documents do I need to enter Denmark?
When you enter Denmark, you can be asked at the border to document that you have a valid reason to enter Denmark. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you bring
- a passport
- printed confirmation that you have been admitted to Business Academy Aarhus
- printed version of 'important information when entering Denmark during Covid-19'
- printed version of this document to prove physical teaching
Do I need to take a COVID-19 test when entering Denmark?
The Danish authorities are updating the list of EU/EEA countries who they consider to be "safe" or "at-risk" on a weekly basis. You can see the latest information here.
If you are travelling from a “safe” country, then travel safely, follow the relevant social distancing requirements and take a COVID-19 test if it’s offered at the border crossing/airport.
If you are travelling from an “at-risk” country, then travel safely, follow the relevant social distancing requirements and take a COVID-19 test if it’s offered at the border crossing/airport. The Academy also recommends that you take a COVID-19 test once you reach your destination in Denmark if you didn’t take one at the border crossing/airport.
You can get a free COVID-19 test in Aarhus at the local test centre (or mobile testing ambulances). Please follow the instructions here.
As long as you are healthy and symptom-free, you can participate in all on-campus activities and teaching.
What if I can’t get my high school diploma in time?
We know that several countries will experience delays in issuing their diplomas. Therefore, we will accept your diplomas up until 10 August 2020 (but please send them as soon as possible). If you are unable to do this, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Is public transport running in Denmark?
Yes, almost all public transport in Denmark is back to normal with social distancing rules in place. The Danish authorities are currently saying it is required to use a face mask on public transport going to Aarhus and in Aarhus and other nearby cities. From August 22, it is required to wear a mask on all public transport in all of Denmark.
Check dsb.dk (trains), Flixbus.dk (domestic and international bus) and midttrafik.dk (local bus) for schedules and further info.
If I need to self-isolate in Denmark, what should I do?
When entering Denmark, the authorities strongly encourage you to stay at home for 14 days if you come from a country the Danish authorities consider at risk. Most European countries are considered "safe" and are not required to self-isolate.
The list of countries at risk changes regularly - please stay updated here.
During those 14 days, you should reduce your number of social contacts, shop online when possible and keep your distance.
If you are travelling from a country at risk, we recommend that you take a COVID-19 test as soon as you reach your destination in Denmark. See details about getting a free test in Aarhus here. If you are symptom-free and do not receive a message within 72 hours, you have tested negative and can stop your self-isolation.
Should I wear a mask in Denmark?
On all flights to Denmark and in all Danish airports, you must wear a mask.
It is currently required to wear a mask in public transportation (e.g., buses and trains) in Aarhus and other nearby cities. From August 22, it is required to wear a mask on all public transport in all of Denmark.
You are not required to wear a mask on-campus but you can do it if you want to.
What should I do if I'm in a high-risk group?
Contact your own doctor before coming to Denmark to investigate your options.
Will my classes be physical or online?
At Business Academy Aarhus, there will be physical teaching from August 2020. That is why you need to come to the Academy in person for the start of the semester.
The study start dates you have been told are still valid. Check the specific info for your programme on www.baaa.dk/corona
I would really like to speak to a person. Is this possible?
Yes, for regular matters concerning applications, study start, practical questions, or COVID-19 matters, please contact us on:
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
Can I get my materials fee refunded if I cannot come to Denmark as a result of Covid-19?
Yes, if Covid-19 is the reason that you cannot come to Denmark, you will get a refund. Unfortunately, if it is for any other reason, it will not be refunded.