COVID-19 Special Updates

Last Updated June 25, 2020

Physical Activities

All AIESEC activities including but not limited to office consultations, presentations and physical interviews for new members and exchange participants will be suspended until June 1, 2020 when we have a clearer understanding of the ongoing situation. We will continue activities virtually and are also rescheduling physical activities to dates afterJune 1, 2020.  Our upcoming conference Impact 2020 is also postponed until further notice, while we look for the best possible dates.

Processing incoming Interns

We are in contact with Migrationsverket about interns who have been recruited to one of our opportunities, but have not arrived in Sweden because they have not yet obtained Work Permits. We recommend for you to remain in your countries while we wait for an official response from the agency on whether you will be allowed entry into Sweden at points of entry. We will communicate more information as it becomes available to you directly. All interns who do have a valid work permit in Sweden will be allowed entry into Sweden provided they have been in Sweden previously and are returning home.  Note that at the time of this writing, the travel ban for non-residents has been extended until July 7th, 2020.
For interns who are applying to new opportunities, please note that we will not have any opportunities beginning before September 1, 2020, while we monitor the COVID-19 situation and wait for recommendations from the relevant authorities.

Going on Exchange Abroad

We recommend to all new applicants not to travel before September 1, 2020 while the COVID-19 situation remains unclear. For youth who have been matched to opportunities after September, 2020, the situation remains the same, and we will give our official recommendations before your travel date. We are also giving full refunds to applicants who do not wish to travel while the situation remains unclear.

Our Recommendation

In these uncertain times, we recommend everyone to only rely on official sources such as the governments of your countries and the World Health Organization on best courses of action. We remain committed to providing every young person in Sweden a life-changing leadership experience and we believe this crisis shows now more than ever the need for developing the next young leaders of the world.

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