Guidelines for testing

Students and employees who participate in activities on campus must be able to present documentation of a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen test) administered no more than 72 hours previously, in compliance with public health guidelines.

The 72 hours are calculated from the point in time at which the test was administered.

If the test was administered more than 72 hours previously, the testing requirement will still be met if two negative Covid-19 tests were administered at regular intervals in the past seven days, for example day 1 and day 4.

Find a Covid-19 test centre

You can find a Covid-19 test centre near you on this website: Find a Covid-19 test centre.
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Insufficient testing capacity has the potential to limit participation in activities on campus. For this reason, intensive preparations are being made to ready the university to offer students and staff a supplementary testing setup with supervised self-tests as soon as possible. We will update this page regularly with new information about Covid-19 test options. 

Exceptions to the testing requirement

Students and employees are exempted from the testing requirement if they:

  • have been advised not to take a PCR or antigen test for Covid-19 for medical reasons.
  • have been advised not to take a PCR or antigen test for Covid-19 due to a physical or mental impairment.  
  • have previously been infected with Covid-19 and can present documentation of a positive test result (PCR or antigen test). The documented positive test result must be a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 180 days old can present documentation that they have completed a course of vaccination against Covid-19.
  • A course of vaccination is considered complete 14 days after the final dose is administered. 


Participants in on-campus events must be able to present documentation of test results on request

Aarhus University as an educational institution has been authorised by the government to admit more students and employees to campus on condition that students and employees are able to document that they are in compliance with the authorities’ testing requirements. This is in order to ensure everyone’s safety.

Documentation of Covid-19 test results may take either printed or electronic form, and the following information must be included:

  • The name of the tested individual, which must correspond with the name on their passport, driver’s license, yellow health insurance card or other form of official documentation of identity.
  • The time and date of the test.
  • The result of the test.

Students must be prepared to present relevant documentation in connection with random checks carried out by the university’s employees or an external security company.

Employees must be prepared to present relevant documentation to their immediate supervisor, who is responsible for ensuring that employees comply with the testing requirement.

In order to comply with the authorities’ testing requirements and to ensure a safe study and work environment, students and employees who are unable to present relevant documentation will be asked to leave campus until they are able to present the proper documentation.

Guests of the university

Guests on campus are strongly encouraged to comply with the guidelines for testing that apply to students and employees.