Information about the coronavirus/covid-19
Information for students at Malmö Art Academy
Regeringen beslutade idag om förlängning av det generella inreseförbudet med testkrav från alla länder, men glädjande nog upphör de särskilda inreserestriktionerna från Danmark och Norge.
Regeringen har beslutat att upphäva de särskilda inreserestriktionerna vid resa från Danmark och Norge från och med den 31 mars. Därefter gäller krav på negativt covid-19-test vid inresa från dessa länder till Sverige, med vissa undantag, enligt samma regler som för övriga EES-stater.
Det negativa testet får, liksom tidigare, inte vara äldre än 48 timmar och det finns en lättnad för pendlare, som får använda test som är max en vecka gamla. Denna lättnad utvidgas genom regeringens beslut idag till att omfatta även personer som återkommande passerar gränsen för att studera.
The Swedish Government decided today to extend the general entry ban, and that the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test will remain in effect for entry from all countries. The entry ban has been extended until 31 May. The amendments apply from 31 March.
But at the same time, the separate entry restrictions on travel from Denmark and Norway will be lifted from 31 March.
As previously, a negative test result must not be more than 48 hours old, but commuters will be able to use test results that are no older than 7 days. This relaxation of the test requirement has been expanded through the Government’s decision today to also apply to people who regularly cross the border to study in Sweden.
Information from the Swedish government (in Swedish):
Information from the Swedish government (in English):
After speaking with the police authorities it seems like the border is now closed to Sweden from DK, UK and NO for students. It is still the individual police officer on the border deciding, but there has been implemented a stricter reading of the exemptions - meaning that students are not eligble to cross the border. This means that until 31. March 2021 those of you not residing in Sweden are most likely unable to enter Sweden.
Many of you have materials and equipment you need to continue your work, and I will ask those of you in need of moving the most urgent of it - to write a list, and ask your peers to help you pack some of your things (not large materials). The technicians will help organising this, and I am volunteering to bring some of the materials to Copenhagen in my car - so it is possible for you to continue working despite the border closure. Maria Hedlund is in touch with the BFA3 students impacted by the border closure to find a solution.
For those of you impacted please get in touch with Silvana and me, so we can see what is possible.
As many of you know Sweden imposes a stricter entry ban for foreigners entering from Denmark, Norway and the UK. This is in effect until 31 March 2021, and this means that you will now need to provide a negative Covid-19 test at the border. Unfortunately, there are still many uncertainties regarding students crossing the border – since the exemption only mentions individuals working in Sweden. This mean that the individual police officer on the border can turn individuals back depending on their own interpretation of the exemption. I have been in touch with the police and Lund University, but there are no guarantees or help in the matter. If you are Danish citizen or living in Denmark and commuting between Sweden and Denmark – you don’t need to be in quarantine upon arrival – this is one of the exemptions.
What we can do is to provide you with a document stating that you are a student at Malmö Art Academy, but keep in mind that it is the police officer on the border deciding whether you can cross.
On 18. January 2021 the Vice-Chancellor of Lund University extended the decision regarding the increased restrictions at Lund University so they remain effective until 31. March.
We will still keep our premises open under the same limited conditions, and in regards to the MFA2 and BFA3 exhibitions we will be able to have 4 visitors in each of the spaces at the time (and the student invigilating the exhibition - so 5 people in total in each gallery space). The visitors should book a time slot in advance – 30 min to view each of the solo exhibitions, but this can be negotiated in case of longer durational works, and the students will coordinate the time schedule. We will have longer timeslots for the BFA3 exhibition, and we will update you a bit closer to the exhibition. These measures are taken to make sure the proper distance can be upheld, but we are happy that we can receive visitors in our galleries.
As you know things can change quickly, and we will do our best to keep you informed. Below you can find information on the extended Covid-19 decision and other information.