Healthy Brown
Information for Undergraduate Students

Daily Life

Yes, the use of masks is currently required in all indoor spaces open to the public and while using public transportation. Starting on February 11, 2022, the use of masks outdoors is no longer required in Spain but continues to be recommended when participating in large gatherings.

U.S. citizens entering Spain from the U.S. must be fully vaccinated and provide the appropriate documentation and vaccination certificate. Please see the U.S. Embassy website for full details: https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/. All travelers must also present a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal, obtained through the website: https://www.spth.gob.es/ prior to arrival. 

Currently, U.S. citizens entering Spain are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure. (This guidance may be subject to change, and all travelers must stay informed of all relevant travel requirements.) All students who have an approved exemption from their home school for the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons must provide a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of their flight to Spain. 

All CASA Granada students will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the residence hall on January 17.  At this time, further testing is not required by the program. In Spain, COVID-19 tests are not free of charge unless ordered by a doctor. COVID-19 tests are available at private clinics and laboratories for approximately €30-€90.

 

Local transportation has resumed normal operating schedules. Masks continue to be required. The three University bus lines do not provide service on the weekends (Saturday & Sunday). Students typically take taxis at night and these are readily available, many with hand sanitizer and protective screens.

Currently, business hours have returned to normal. Banks and University offices 9am-2pm, stores 10am-9pm with the typical midday break from 1:30-4pm. Bars and clubs have recently resumed normal nightlife operating hours. Some services, including medical appointments, are still provided in a hybrid model with both in-person office hours combined with online and/or over-the-phone consultations.

 A vaccination certificate is now required to enter restaurants, cafés and bars, including outdoor seating areas, in Granada and throughout Andalucia.

Arrival Procedures

No. Travelers to Spain are not currently subject to any quarantine requirement unless directed by Spanish authorities upon arrival in Spain due to specific circumstances.

Quarantine is self-enforced and is monitored by health officials, residence hall staff and the CASA Granada Director.

Students can order meals for delivery from local restaurants or purchase the optional meal plan provided by the residence hall, in which case meals will be delivered to their room by residence hall staff.

No movement is permitted outside of the student's individual room (with private bathroom) during quarantine.

Housing & Dining

All students are required to reside at the Carlos V Residence Hall located on the Cartuja Campus of the University of Granada. Each student will have a single room with a private bathroom and will share an adjoining kitchen with one other student. All utilities, wifi, bed linens, towels and a weekly cleaning service will be provided. Please see the website for additional details. The distance from the residence hall to the various Schools of the University will vary. Students can take buses, taxis or walk (approximately 20-40 minutes depending on destination).

Currently outside guests are not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Academic Policies & Campus Protocols

Class attendance is required for all classes in all CASA Granada Programs. Classes are currently delivered in person. If a student becomes ill or is quarantined, they can request documentation from a health care professional that will allow for accommodations to be made for them by their professors.  Following the respective host institution protocols, students enrolled at the CLM will submit the documentation to the CASA Granada staff; students enrolled at the University of Granada will submit their documentation directly to their professors.  The documentation required to request a justified absence and/or accommodations for a prolonged absence, should not include mention of the diagnosis, treatment or any other protected personal data. 

No, testing is not currently required nor provided at the University of Granada.

All classes at the University of Granada and the University of Granada's Modern Language Center (CLM) are being taught in person.

Life at the University has resumed a high level of near-normalcy as the majority of the population in Granada (90%) is now fully vaccinated. CASA Granada Program activities will continue to be mainly outdoors and limited to the local region of Andalucía throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. Independent student travel will continue to be restricted to Spain; international travel will not be permitted during the 2021-2022 year.

Please refer to these websites for updated protocols at the UGR and CLM:

Health & Safety On Site

You can find additional information at the following websites:

  • https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
  • https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/
  • https://www.spth.gob.es/
  • https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/covid19/Paginas/index.aspx
  • https://www.vacunacovid.gob.es/
  • https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/servicios/normativa/covid-19.html
  • https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/coronavirus
  • https://www.mapacovid.es/
  • https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm