The following information refers to current Covid policies and guidance in Spain and specifically in Andalucía and Granada. It applies to Summer 2022 students participating in the Best Steps Abroad program. However, students should expect possible changes as the Covid evolves in the country and in the city.
Updated on October 24th, 2022.
BSA program participants must be fully vaccinated to participate in the BSA program. One is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson. And during the following 9 months. If you exceed this time, you will need to get a new does. Students need to share written documentation of their full vaccination status before the start of the program.
No Covid-19 health controls areacarried out upon arrival in Spain. Please see the U.S. Embassy website for full details: https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/. For health information, you can consult the website of the Ministry of Health-Travel and COVID-19.
Third country nationals must meet the criteria establishe by the Ministry of the Interior.
What to expect on-site
Masks are not required by law yet recommended in public transportations and health buildings.
Students should carry their own personal hydroalcoholic gel, though. Having said this, they may find dispensers at the entrance of all indoors spaces to use before entering the space. The alert level may continue to fluctuate as winter months and flu season approach.
In case of need a medical appointment, there are different models: in person office hours, online consultation and over phone consultations. Please, contact BSA Director for medical appointments.
Housing arrangements with BSA are with home-stays family. Host families are requested to be vaccined in order to host our program students. They should provide an individual room for the student and have a spare full equipped bathroom.
Given the circumstances a student get Covid-19 infected, should contact immediately the Program Director. They should also inform those who have been closed to them. In that moment, the student will have to remain in the bedroom until health officials determine. Host families will provide meals that will deliver to the room.
The CLM is currently offering in person classes following the protocols of the University of Granada. You can check updates on this link. If a student becomes ill or needs quarantine, the documentation for a health care profesional will allow accommodations by the professors for the students. The students should share this documenation with the BSA program Director that will request classes accommodations accordingly. This documentation shouldn’t include any protected personal data of the student.
BSA program activities and excursions will be mainly outdoors