Nieuws - 22 februari 2005

Bomb attack stops visa

Stricter visa requirements introduced by the Czech government are preventing a number of non-EU European Urban Environmental Master students from joining an excursion to the Czech Republic.

The excursion is part of the course European Workshop, but the Czech Republic has tightened its visa requirements since the bomb attacks in Madrid last March. Students from a number of countries including Jordan and China cannot obtain a visa in the Netherlands for a visit to the Czech Republic. “Now the Czech Republic has joined the European Union and we can’t get in,” sighs Dr Okke Braadbaart of the Analyses of Environmental Systems group. The students who cannot go will be offered an alternative programme.