Safety Measures on Campus


Acting together as One INSEAD to protect our community.

Wear your mask

Respect social distancing

Avoid physical contact

Wash your hands

Clean as you go

Download contact tracing app

We are acting together as One INSEAD to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. Learn about the measures in place to protect ourselves and each other. It is up to all of us to ensure we have a safe campus. Thank you for playing your part!


Cleanliness on Campus



Hand  sanitiser  and disinfectant are available throughout our campuses/locations to ensure everyone plays their part in maintaining a clean and hygienic learning and working environment. This ranges from hand sanitiser dispensers to disinfectant wipes in meeting rooms and amphitheatres.  


The frequency of cleaning has been increased. Indoor air quality has been enhanced with regular disinfection as well as regular cleaning and replacement of filters. Adjustments have also been made to increase the amount of fresh air in-take.  

Safety Measures for Coffee Breaks


Drinks will be served by our service staff.

Buffet meals are replaced with individually packed, or pre-packed food depending on dietary requirements.

Individuals will be expected and required to take responsibility to adhere to social distancing directions and guidelines in dining and coffee break areas. We urge people to avoid peak times.

Safety Measures in Restaurants


Social distancing markers are in place throughout our campuses/locations.

There are no buffets available. All lunch meals will be served. Only 4 individuals per table.

Safety Measures in Amphitheatres



Professors will teach within designated areas.

Service staff will refill bottles during breaks/lunches

Each participant has their own water bottle, glass and pack of whiteboard markers.

Every table-top in amphitheatre has cleanas-you-go kit and hand sanitiser.


SafeEntry Kiosks


On the Asia Campus, in line with local regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions



As mandated by the Singapore government, you must have the TraceTogether App or Token to access campus and follow the SafeEntry protocol on entry.  

An INSEAD Badge will be required to enter campus and you must check in under the Safe Entry kiosk. 

ART  (Antigen Rapid Test) kits are available at the Main Reception for all students, participants, staff, faculty and external contractors.  

For those coming on campus, please take an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) as follows:  

  • If you are coming on campus more than once a week – test every seven days; 
  • If you are coming less frequently – test in the 24 hour window before coming on campus. 

Those who are coming to campus regularly can collect one ART per week from the front desk. These are available until the current restrictions end, which is planned for 24 October 2021. 

Download and activate the ALHOSN App.

As of Friday, 20 August, fully vaccinated individuals may enter the Middle East Campus, provided their Al Hosn app shows a green status. To maintain the green status, a RT-PCR test should be conducted every month. 

Those who are not fully vaccinated due to exemption should provide proof of exemption and a green status on the Al Hosn app. To maintain the green status in this instance, a RT-PCR test should be conducted every week. 

Additionally, those who  received their second shot of Sinopharm’s Covid-19 vaccine more than six months ago must get a booster dose by 20 September or else they will lose their green status.

Before accessing campus, you must go through a temperature screening camera at the lobby of the building . 

You must also ensure: 

  • You have not been in contact with confirmed infected cases. 
  • You have not returned from traveling for 10 days or less, except if travelling from a "green" country.  
  • You are not suffering from a Medical Condition: Medical Conditions include immunodeficiency, respiratory diseases (including but not limited to asthma), kidney or heart issues, or any other chronic diseases, including but not limited to high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and chronic inflammation. 

Following the guidelines of the UAE authorities, anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms is required not to come to campus and must consult a medical doctor asap, undergo a test and remain in quarantine awaiting the result of the test. 

The same guidelines stipulate that anyone who starts having COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, must immediately leave the campus while wearing a surgical mask and avoid public transport to go home. The person is also obliged to consult a medical doctor right away, preferably via teleconsultation.

With the harmonisation of the European “health pass” since 1 July 2021, you are able to travel freely in Europe. The "EU Digital Covid Certificate" includes all proof of vaccination, negative test or recovery. Since 1 July 2021, the QR Code on the French “sanitary pass” can be read anywhere in Europe, directly from the #TousAntiCovid application. 

The health pass provides proof of non-contamination of Covid-19 as follows: 

  • The QR code of the vaccination certificate, provided that you have a completed the vaccination cycle:
    • 4 weeks if you received a one-dose injection (Johnson&Johnson); 
    • 7 days after the second injection for two-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca); 
    • 7 days after the injection if you have recovered from COVID-19 (in this case, only one dose is necessary); 
  • The QR code of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test of less than 72 hours. 
  • The QR code of a positive RT-PCR or antigen test attesting to recovery from Covid-19, dating at least 15 days and less than 6 months. 

European travelers will be able to present the QR code of the certificate to border police or airlines regardless of the language in which the certificate is written. A green or red light will indicate whether the traveler can enter the territory or not. It will also be possible to present a paper version of their certificate. 

This certificate is recognised in all member countries of the European Union and six other countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland), but the entry and exit rules remain specific to each country. 

The French government has introduced a health pass or “pass sanitaire” system which is required to access many public spaces (restaurants, bars, hospitals, shopping malls, cinemas and theatres). You also need it for air travel, long distance trains and coaches.  

You do not need the health pass to access the Europe Campus, though it is required for the following:    

  • To access the Fitness Centre 
  • To access the TreeHouse, Cercle and Rotonde restaurants (it is not required to access the self-service lunchtime restaurant) 
  • For on-campus events where catering is offered 
  • For events with a majority external audience 

The health pass can be acquired either through full vaccination, a recent negative test result or recent recovery from infection. It can be presented in digital format on the #TousAntiCovid App (imported via the QR code on the certificate given to you as proof of vaccine, negative test result or previous infection), or in paper format. If you have an EU Digital Covid Certificate, you may use this as your health pass or import it in the #TousAntiCovid App via the QR code.     

Go to to learn more about the health pass.

If you do not have an EU Digital Covid Certificate, but have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine which is accepted by the European Medicines Agency, click here for details on how to convert your vaccine certificate into the health pass.  

Since 27 August, the requests for the QR code are made online.
For foreign nationals, except students, go to:
For foreign students, go to

If you stay a long time on the French territory, the return ticket is not mandatory. Please explain your situation in the online form. 

As processing these requests may take some time, in the meantime, you can obtain a temporary health pass via a recent negative test result. Tests are available at labs and pharmacies in France and appointments can be made via RT-PCR testing is also available every Thursday morning on the Europe Campus until mid-October. Go to to register.     

Please take a look at the answers to the most frequently asked questions listed below: 

  • An electronic travel reservation/itinerary is a valid ticket.  
  • If you stay a long time on the French territory, the return ticket is not mandatory. Please explain your situation in the online form. 
  • You can submit your application if you have obtained two doses of vaccine in two different countries (in the case of vaccines recognized by the French authorities). Vaccination schemes including two vaccines are allowed (example: first dose Pfizer, second dose Moderna). Only the vaccines are taken into account and not the proof of recovery. 
  • If you have been vaccinated in France and have a question about your QR code or your vaccination schedule: contact your vaccination center. 
  • If you are a foreign national living in France and vaccinated abroad outside the EU, you can submit your request. 
  • If you are the spouse or beneficiary of a French citizen. See the procedure for French nationals abroad. 

Short-term visitors who have entered Singapore prior to 21 August 2021 and were fully vaccinated overseas with a WHO-Emergency Use Listing (WHO-EUL) vaccine can request for vaccination stickers to be affixed to their passports. These stickers will allow visitors to be eligible for vaccination-differentiated safe management measures during their stay in Singapore and are valid to 30 September 2021.  

Short-term visitors who are staying in Singapore beyond 30 September 2021, or plan to remain in Singapore beyond 30 days, will need to take a serology test at a clinic to have your vaccination records ingested into the National Immunisation Registry (NIR). Following this, your vaccination status will be reflected in your TraceTogether app.  

WHO-EUL listed vaccines+  

  • Pfizer-BioNtech/Comirnaty 
  • Moderna 
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen 
  • Oxford-AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria 
  • Serum Institute of India/Covishield 
  • Sinopharm 
  • Sinovac 

+ All WHO-EUL vaccines require two doses of the same type of vaccine except for Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, which requires only one dose. 

Visit this Ministry of Health site to learn more about vaccination stickers in Singapore. 

Only those who are fully vaccinated may access the restaurant, bar and gym on campus. Please present your Trace Together, Health Hub or the tamper-proof sticker affixed to your passport. 

Those who have taken Covid-19 vaccines abroad that are approved by the UAE  can register their details and vaccination certificates with the authorities by visiting Approved vaccines will appear on the Al Hosn app.  

Safety Measures

The health and safety of our community is our priority. We have put a number of measures in place to protect our community on campus. Click here or watch this video to learn more.  

Please strictly adhere to the guidelines and measures provided by the INSEAD Crisis Management Team.  

Whether on or off-campus, you should:    

  • Respect safe distancing
  • Avoid gatherings
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash or sanitise hands frequently
  • Download and activate government-provided contact tracing apps


Yes, it is mandatory to wear a mask at all INSEAD locations. You may remove your mask when eating or drinking, but please put it back on straight after. 

You do not need to wear your mask when outdoors on the Europe Campus, except for in certain cases, such as at gatherings or in queues. Employees may remove their mask when alone in their office. 

Mask wearing: 

  • Is the law in all the countries where INSEAD campuses are located. 
  • Is mandatory on all INSEAD campuses.
  • Reduces viral transmission.
  • Prevents asymptomatic spread.
  • Is a true act of altruism
  • Makes you look more attractive
  • Is another way to show your INSEAD spirit!

You should feel empowered and entitled to respectfully call out anyone on campus who is not following the INSEAD Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. This handy guide provides dos and don’ts to help you navigate a situation like this. You may also inform any of the appointed Safe Management Ambassadors

Please refer to to learn about measures in place in the event that members of our community do not follow our health and safety guidelines. But for staff members not wearing their masks after being sked to do so, the normal disciplinary actions as per our internal reglement apply. 

Branded masks are available for INSEAD students, participants, staff and faculty free of charge. Collect yours when you are next on campus

Asia Campus

  • Employees: For those who have not collected previously, may collect at the Main Reception from 7:30am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday (closed on Weekend and Public Holidays).
  • Students and participants: collect yours from the Camembert.

Middle East Campus

If you have forgotten your mask, you may get one from Main Reception. Two branded masks are available for INSEAD students, participants, staff and faculty free of charge. Collect yours from Campus Services at [email protected]

Europe Campus

  • Employees: As more colleagues return to the Europe Campus, one box of 50 surgical masks will be available for each member of faculty and staff each month. Please go to the Main Reception to get yours. 
  • Students/participants: You will receive yours from your programme officer. 

These masks are also available for sale at INstore on the Asia Campus and will be for sale at Foot-Note on the Europe Campus. 

Yes, the INSEAD branded masks and the ones in the INSEAD Health Kits are USN1 certified. 

You can only take off your mask in your single occupancy office when your office door is fully shut but not when it is open. 

No, you can only take your mask off if you are alone. If you are eating or drinking you may remove your mask while doing so but must put it back on when you have finished. 

Yes, in-person meetings are allowed. Please do not exceed the capacity of the room – there should be no more people than chairs in the room – and wear a mask at all times. 

The Asia campus can welcome 50 people maximum per class or per Amphi/Auditorium on campus. Groups of 2 people maximum and no social gathering.  

Work from home (WFH) is now the default with the exception of those who are unable to work from home due to job-specific requirements, use of equipment etc. In addition to those who need to be on site for their mental wellbeing. This being said, MOM is also asking that virtual meetings take place as much as possible.  

However, if physical meetings are assessed to be necessary, they are subject to a cap of 50 physical attendees and there must be 1 metre safe distancing between all individuals. Attendees must be masked at all times. 

The MOE and CPE are encouraging virtual graduations. 

However, should you wish to hold a graduation on campus it is possible as long as the complete group size is less than 50 (graduates + guest + INSEAD staff/faculty). If the event goes beyond 50 you will need to establish a Pre-Event Testing regime that we have estimated to cost approx. S$ 10k/event.  

Hence you are strongly advised to keep the entire group to less than 50. 

All attendees will have to do the usual safe entry protocols. 

In the Auditorium/Amphis you will have to have fixed seating (seating plan to be in place) and usual safe distancing between occupied seats. 

We can provide basic catering and drinks but this will need to be served at the individual seats. 

There should be no pre or post event socialisation on campus. 

Each group of 50 must be completely separate from each other with no shared coffee breaks, lunches etc.  

Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any question regarding the Pre-Event Testing. 

Close Contacts, Stay Home and Isolation Protocol

Wherever you are based, please ensure you inform us at [email protected] if you test positive for Covid-19. This applies to all locations – Singapore, Fontainebleau, Abu Dhabi and San Francisco – and is required as per new government regulations. The relevant authorities will use this information for contact tracing. However, you can help them make a head-start by compiling a list of close contacts from the previous seven days.   


1) For a positive person with or without symptoms of Covid-19 or for a person with symptoms but not tested yet, please follow the process from the French Health Authorities on the following website: (only in French, but please find below the translation of the current rules) 

For a person with symptoms of Covid-19, but not tested yet
If symptoms appear, the person should perform a test immediately and self-isolate until receipt of the result. If the result is positive, please refer to the next point. 

For a positive person with symptoms of Covid-19
If the Covid-19 test is positive (variant or not), then the isolation should last 10 days from the first symptoms. In the event of temperature on the 10th day, it is advisable to wait an additional 48 hours after the disappearance of the fever to complete its isolation. 

If you have difficulty breathing, immediately call the emergency services.  

For a positive person without symptoms of Covid-19 
For the person who has tested positive (variant or not) and without symptoms, isolation for 10 full days begins from the day of the positive test: 
if no symptoms appear, the isolation ends; 
if symptoms appear, the person contacts their doctor. She should isolate herself for another 10 days from the date of symptom onset. In the event of temperature (fever) on the 10th day, the person isolates herself an additional 48 hours after the fever has disappeared. 

2) For a person who has been in contact with a positive person for Covid-19, please follow the process from the French Health Authorities on this website (in French)  or this website (in English). 

You can be contacted by the Health Insurance as a person who has been in contact with a person positive for Covid-19. If you have installed the TousAntiCovid application on your smartphone, you may have been informed by this application of your contact case situation. 


For the latest updates, you can visit The UAE Government Portal 

For a vaccinated person with symptoms of Covid-19, but who has not tested yet 
If symptoms appear, the person should perform a test immediately and self-isolate until receipt of the result. If the result is positive, the person will receive a text message from Seha telling them to report to a designated hospital and isolate in the meantime. 

For a positive person with or without symptoms of Covid-19 
High-risk patients or people with severe symptoms will take additional tests, followed by consultation with a doctor to determine if they need hospital care.  

People with mild or no symptoms will be fitted with an electronic tracker watch and must quarantine for 10 days either at home or in a facility depending on their living arrangements. 

For a person who has been in contact with a positive person for Covid-19  
The person will be advised to perform a RT-PCR test immediately and isolate. If the test result comes out positive, the isolation period will depend on whether the person is vaccinated or not. 

  • If vaccinated: The isolation will last 7 days from the day of last contact with the positive case. The person must then take a PCR test on day 6, and can remove the electronic tracker watch on day 7 if they have tested negative.   
  • If non-vaccinated: The isolation will last 12 days, then the person must take a PCR test on day 11. They can remove the electronic tracker watch on day 12 if they have tested negative. 


If you receive a Health Risk Warning (HRW) or Health Risk Alert (HRA) via SMS. 

Steps to take when you're unwell 

  • Use the Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker helps guide you on what your next steps should be, based on the symptoms you are experiencing. 
  • See a doctor, even if you have mild respiratory symptoms 
  • This will also help them follow up with your case, and make an appropriate assessment if testing for COVID-19 is needed. 
  • Avoid social gatherings; Don’t go to work/school you should leave the workplace immediately and consult a doctor. 
  • Rest at home until you recover even if you have mild symptoms, stay at home and rest. 
  • Wear a mask if you’re sick. You should wear a mask if you have a fever, cough or runny nose, or if you are recovering from an illness. 
  • Monitor your health; practice good personal hygiene 

If you are currently experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, chest pain or other concerning symptoms, call 995 or go to an Emergency Department (A&E) at a hospital.  

I have been informed by MOH that I was in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. What should I do? 

  • If you have been informed by MOH that you had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and will be placed on quarantine, please return to your place of residence immediately and isolate yourself from the rest of your household. MOH will contact you with further details and arrangements for your quarantine. 
  • You should inform your household and workplace close contacts to stay at home and avoid contact with others until your PCR test at entry into quarantine is negative or if you are no longer under quarantine. 
  • If you have cause to doubt the authenticity of the SMS message you have received, you can verify your QO status by contacting the QO Agent, Certis at 6380 5072 or call MOH’s general hotline at 1800-333-9999. 

 I have been notified that my COVID test result is positive. What should I do? 

  • It is very important that you observe the following precautions to protect others from being exposed to a possible COVID-19 infection: 
  • You should put on a mask immediately, isolate yourself in a separate room, ideally with an attached bathroom to minimize interaction with the rest of the household, especially seniors. If you are using a shared bathroom, surfaces that you touch should be wiped down with disinfectant or bleach solution after each use.  
  • Maintain good personal hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water frequently. 
  • Do not share any food, crockery, utensils and other personal hygiene items; and 
  • Continue to monitor your temperature and symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, please call your healthcare professional. In an emergency e.g. chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, please call 995 for an ambulance and also inform the operator of your COVID positive results. 
  • MOH will contact you to confirm your residential address and arrange for your conveyance to a healthcare facility for further management. Please continue to self-isolate until the transport arrives. 
  • Contact tracing will be conducted to identify close contacts of confirmed cases. If you are using the TraceTogether App, please upload your TraceTogether Bluetooth proximity data as soon as you have received instructions to do so. If you’re using the TraceTogether Token, please bring it with you to the healthcare facility. 


Close contacts are anyone within the past seven days who:

  • shared the same living space as the confirmed or probable case;
  • had direct contact with a case, face-to-face, within one metre, regardless of the duration (eg a conversation, meal, hugs). On the other hand, people crossed in a public space in a fleeting way are not considered as contact persons at risk;
  • provided or received acts of hygiene or care;
  • shared a confined space (office or meeting room, personal vehicle, etc.) for at least 15 consecutive minutes or accumulated over 24 hours with a case, or remained face-to-face with a case during several episodes of coughing or sneezing;
  • is a student or teacher in the same school class (nursery, primary, secondary, tutorial group at the university).

A confined space is a space that does not meet the social distancing criterion, i.e. a minimum distance of two metres around a person.

If someone with whom you had a close contact tests positive, do not wait for the health authorities to contact you. Self-isolate immediately and await further instructions from them. Please do not come on campus. 

Please maintain a list of close contacts and download and activate a contact tracing application:  


ART kits (Antigen Rapid Test) are available at the Main Reception for all students, participants, staff, faculty and external contractors.  

For those coming on campus, please take an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) as follows:  

  • If you are coming on campus more than once a week – test every seven days; 
  • If you are coming less frequently – test in the 24 hour window before coming on campus. 

Those who are coming to campus regularly can collect one ART per week from the front desk. These are available until the current restrictions end, which is planned for 24 October 2021. 

PCR testing is offered on campus every Thursday morning (7:30 am - 10:30 am) until mid-October. You can book your slot on and can expect results within 24 hours. 

Testing can take place only by appointment. There are strictly no walk-ins.   

Plan ahead. Book your appointment up to 12 hours in advance at using your e-mail address. If no slots are available, you will need to book for another day.   

Only book an appointment if you know you can make it. It is a matter of courtesy and respect.  

Rescheduling of appointments is not possible. Please stick to the time of your appointment or cancel if you cannot make it.     

Antigen tests are also available in pharmacies everywhere in France. 

If you or one of your family members tests positive start isolating immediately, there is no need to wait for an email from ARS (Agence Régionale de Santé; the French health authorities). Please also collect the names of your close contacts during the seven days prior to your positive test, noting when you were last in contact with them.    

Europe Campus 

If you are not fully vaccinated, it is highly recommended to carry out a RT-PCR or Antigen test before coming on the Europe campus. The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to accessing campus.  

Asia Campus 

Yes, even if you are fully vaccinated, we ask you to self-test every 7 days if you come on campus more than once a week, or 24h before coming on campus if you come less frequently (ART).  Inform [email protected] if the result is positive. 

Middle East Campus 

Testing prior to coming to the Middle East Campus is required every two weeks. 

You can get tested on our Europe Campus. You can book your slot at and can expect results within 24 hours.

Our Paris community may get tested at Synlab locations in Paris and can expect results within 24 hours. Go to to book an appointment at the Gare de Nord and Necker labs.

Testing is not available on the Middle East Campus. However, a COVID-19 test can be arranged at any of the SEHA centres as well as at main private hospitals. The cost has been fixed by the authorities at Aed 50.


There are three external medical labs in or around Fontainebleau  / Avon where it is possible to take the RT-PCR test:  

  • LBM Medibiolab Fontainebleau, 8 rue Richelieu, 77300 Fontainebleau - 
  • LBM Medibiolab Avon, Centre Commercial la Butte Monceau, 77210 Avon -   
  • Labs in Melun -  

You can also take an Antigen test at the following locations: 

  • In Pharmacies everywhere in France – you can find one and book a slot on Doctolib  (here is the list of Pharmacies in Fontainebleau / Avon– you have to call them and book an  appointment by phone) 
  • CDG Airport - 
  • Orly Airport - 

To find another testing lab, you may visit the Agence Régionale de la Santé website for your region. For Ile de France, go to: 

Alternatively, you may go to a Synlab facility worldwide, though the cost of the test is only covered by the French Social Security in France:  

Europe Campus
Auto-tests are not provided on campus. We encourage our community to get vaccinated. Rapid antigen tests are available at local pharmacies, with results normally within 15-20 minutes.  

Asia Campus
ART (Antigen Rapid Test) kits are available at the Main Reception for all students, participants, staff, faculty and external contractors. 

Europe Campus
If you are not fully vaccinated, the test should be taken less than 72 hours prior to accessing the campus. 

Asia Campus
No more than 24 hours before coming on the Asia campus, if you come occasionally (even if you are fully vaccinated). 

The lab on the Europe campus will provide the test result via SMS and /or email in 95% of the cases within 24 hours, but at the latest in 48 hours to the individual tested on their individualised Synlab portal, to the doctor indicated on the consent form and to SI-DEP, the central COVID-19 test database of the French government. Based on the test result, the lab will also provide each individual with a certificate indicating whether such individual may study/work on campus. Such a certificate, available on an individualised Synlab portal, will not indicate whether the test is negative or positive. 

It is faster to get the result with an antigen test. The pharmacy will be able to give you your result in just 15-20 min. 

You will also receive the PCR or Antigen test results from SI-DEP directly.  

In order to upload the results in the #TousAntiCovid app (Health Pass), follow the instructions in the SI-DEP message. You must scan the QR code indicated on the SI-DEP certificate (not the one indicated on the Synlab Certificate). 

Asia Campus 
Due to the increasing number of cases in Singapore, MOH is asking INSEAD to support them by handling positive case and close contact tracking on campus.   

Please follow the protocol below in the event of a positive test (ART and PCR tests): 

  1. If the first ART result is negative, no action is required. Please continue to respect the Health and Safety Measures   
  2. If the first ART result is positive, self-isolate immediately, inform [email protected], start to compile a list of your close contacts going back 7 days and respect the following process:  

If you are asymptomatic, stay at home, self-isolate and take another ART within 72 hours.   

  • If the result of this second ART is negative, please send the result to [email protected] in order to confirm your reintegration on campus. 
  • If the result of this second ART is again positive, inform [email protected], take a photo of your ART result with your ID (e.g. NRIC/passport) in the same photo and visit a Sash clinic as soon as possible to get a confirmatory PCR test. Have the photo and your ID when visiting the Sash clinic. If the PCR test result is positive, continue to self-isolate and inform immediately [email protected] in order to advice you on the next steps. MOH will call you to provide instructions on the other actions required.  

If you have symptoms, no need to take an ART. Please visit a Sash clinic directly to get a confirmatory PCR test. If the PCR test result is positive, continue to self-isolate and inform immediately [email protected] in order to give you the next steps. MOH will call you to provide instructions on the other actions required. 

Please see the flowchart

Europe Campus 

If the result is negative, no action is required. Please continue to respect the Health and Safety Measures. 

If the result is positive, self-isolate immediately, we highly encourage you to inform [email protected], and await further instructions from the health authorities. 

We highly encourage you to inform [email protected].  

If you receive a positive test, you must isolate straight away and not come on campus. You will be contacted by health authorities and informed of next steps including instructions for your isolation, tracing and informing your close contacts.

If you are in France, according to French regulations, the test result must also be shared by the lab with the SIDEP database. This is a secure platform, where all COVID-19 test results are recorded to ensure that all positive cases are contact traced by the French health care system. The French medical authorities will also initiate the contact tracing for this individual in 48 hours.

If you are in another country, please follow the guidelines of the country you are in, do not come to and INSEAD Campus with a positive test result.

We welcome family member of INSEAD employees, students and participants who need to be tested to complete their testing at the Europe Campus.


No, the family member will be contacted by the health authorities.

Note that it may take up to 24 hours to receive your results. If you have not received your results after 24 hours of taking your test, please send an email to [email protected] and copy [email protected].

Please avoid booking an appointment if you are not sure you can make it. If it turns out that you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please refer to the confirmation email you received from Synlab and click the provided link to cancel your appointment.

Please do not take a test more than once a week, unless specifically requested.

Please avoid booking an appointment if you are not sure you can make it. It is not possible to reschedule your appointment. Please refer to the confirmation email you received from Synlab and click the provided link to cancel your appointment. You will then need to make a new appointment at

Please do not take a test more than once a week, unless specifically requested.

The ARS is the Agence Regionale de Santé, the French health authority. Synlab is obliged by law to communicate directly with the ARS if someone tests positive in order to track and trace their close contacts

As a positive case or a close contact, you should not come on campus and must stay in isolation. Please request someone else to pick up your mail on your behalf and drop it off at your residence – respecting safe distancing measures. Please send an email to [email protected] to inform them if you are designating someone else to pick up your mail.

Yes, you still need a negative RT-PCR test before coming on the Middle East Campus.

Please send your vaccination certificate to [email protected] to benefit from a six-month pass without having to do regular PCR testing to access the Middle East Campus.



All Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders aged 12 and above who have not had your first dose may walk in to the vaccination centrespolyclinics and participating PHPCs without any appointment to get vaccinated. 

If you prefer, you may still register and receive an SMS to book your vaccination appointments. Register for vaccination now. 

In France, anyone over the age of 12 can make an appointment to get vaccinated. To do so, go to the ViteMaDose website, enter your postal code, and search for availability.

The Vaccination center in Fontainebleau is at the Gymnase Lucien Martinel, Route de l'Ermitage, 77300 Fontainebleau (next to INSEAD). To book a slot online, go to the Doctolib website

When going to your appointment, ensure you bring valid identification (a passport with your visa to work/study in France, if relevant) and your carte vitale or carte de sejour. If you do not have these, you are still eligible to get the vaccine, but you should bring a proof of address. 

In order to upload the vaccination certificate in the #TousAntiCovid app (Health Pass), you must scan the QR code indicated on the certificate.

Vaccines accepted by France are those recognised by the European Agency of the drug (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Proof of vaccination is valid only on condition that it certifies the completion of a complete vaccination schedule, namely:

  • 4 weeks if you received a one-dose injection (Johnson&Johnson); 
  • 7 days after the second injection for two-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca); 
  • 7 days after the injection if you have recovered from COVID-19 (in this case, only one dose is necessary); 

In France, if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past, only one dose of the vaccine is needed. Please provide this information to the healthcare professional at the time of vaccination in order to indicate it on your vaccination certificate.

If you received your first injection in another country, you can receive the second one in France. Please bring the certificate of the first injection and show it to the healthcare professional. The same is true if you received the first injection in France and you wish to receive the second in another country.

If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine which is not accepted by the European Agency of the drug (EMA), you can be revaccinated in France (we recommend to book a slot at the Vaccination Center, bring your vaccination certificate and discuss with a Doctor). 

The time to be observed between vaccination with a vaccine not authorized in France and revaccination with a vaccine authorized in France is approximately 4 weeks. 

Vaccination is widely accessible in the UAE. You can visit any vaccination centre by presenting your Emirates ID to get the vaccine. Please check the nearest facility here

Both Sinopharm and Pfizer- BioNTech vaccines are available for citizens and residents for free.

No, those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to quarantine in Abu Dhabi. However those arriving from green list countries  will be required to show a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure and take a PCR test at the airport on arrival. On the other hand, those vaccinated and arriving from countries not on the green list, will be required to show a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure and take a PCR test at the airport on arrival. They will not need to quarantine but will be required to take one more PCR test on day four and day eight (Counting the day of arrival as day one).  

1. Before departure to Abu Dhabi: 

  • Register in the “Register Arrivals” section of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) through the ICA app or website 
  • Complete the register arrivals form and attach vaccination documents (certificate or exemption) 
  • The visitor will receive an approval message, including a link to download Al Hosn App

2. On Arrival: 

  • Take a PCR test. You will be guided by the airport personnel 
  • Receive the Unified Identification Number UID at the airport or through ICA app 

3. Download Al Hosn App

  • Register using UID and phone number used for ICA registration above, or when taking PCR test in the UAE 
  • Receive OTP to complete the Al Hoson registration process.  
  • Your Al Hosn App will be updated with result of your PCR performed at the airport. If it is negative, your App will display a green color allowing you to access public places, including our Middle East Campus 

Those who face difficulties in uploading or activating Al Hosn app have the possibility to show their vaccination certificate on official app of residence country and PCR test results on phone. 

Campus Operations

The Main Reception and the Operations & Campus Services Help Desk have merged to serve you better. Reception is open from 7:30am to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday. 
The following services will be provided at the Main Reception: 

  • Operations & Campus Services Help Desk 
  • Badge request and issuance 
  • Collection point for incoming/outgoing mail for staff and faculty 
  • Visitor check-in 

Email [email protected] for front desk related queries. Note that [email protected] is no longer available. 

The Main Reception desk is open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday  

Taxi bookings are possible – note masks are mandatory in taxis and no more than two customers per car (not including driver) 

As of 30 August, Shuttles between the Fontainebleau-Avon train station and campus are back from Monday to Friday: 

  • Pick up at the Fontainebleau-Avon train Station 8:30 am or 9:00 am 
  • Pick up at Plessis Mornay 5:30 pm or 6:10 pm 
  • On Wednesdays, pick up and drop off remains at the swimming pool due to the  difficult access with the Centre Aéré. 

Yes, the San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation is open.  

The Reception Desk is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday to Thursday. 


Please take note of the following before coming to the restaurant.

  • Employees and PhDs wishing to eat at the cafeteria are requested to do so between 11:45 am and 12:15 pm or after 1:45 pm, in order to facilitate the circulation of our programme participants in our restaurant. You are invited to adapt your working hours to suit these times, as far as possible.
  • You are requested to wash or sanitise your hands before queuing for lunch;
  • Facemasks are mandatory and must be worn until seated and put on again when moving around (going to heat food at the microwave; filling your glass at the water fountain or returning your tray etc)
  • Lunches are served from 11:45 am to 2:15 pm;
  • We encourage you to choose the dish of your choice from the display at the entrance of the cafeteria and go directly to the food station, avoiding backtracking.
  • Any starters, desserts or fruit that you have picked up cannot be put back down.
  • The preferred payment system is your INSEAD badge. You are encouraged to top up your cards before coming for lunch (at Mail Services, Freddy’s Bar or using the Card Reload Station next to the squash court). Recharging cards at the cafeteria cash point by credit card is time consuming and generates unnecessary queues.
  • Please keep a safe distance when queuing at the microwaves and water fountains.
  • Please vacate your table as soon as you have finished your meal;
  • After returning your tray, you are requested to vacate the cafeteria using the nearest exit ahead and avoid backtracking.
Lunch Waves - 2021/22
INSEAD Staff & PhD's11h45 - 12h15 or after 13h35
MBA & MIM12h00 - 14h15
EDP & Exec Degree*12h30
 *EDP & Exec Degree are strongly recommended to organise group meals at the Cercle Dining Rooms. The Rotonde or order lunch bags to be eaten outside the classroom.


The Grind&Brew’s bar of our Asia campus is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. 

Dine in is allowed for fully vaccinated group of 5 persons by showing your vaccination certificate via Health Hub, Trace Together or the tamper-proof sticker affixed to your passport.  

Mask wearing and safe entry protocols remains the same. 



The Fitness Centre is open as normal. The health pass or “pass sanitaire” is required to access and use the Fitness Centre. Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 10:00 pm (last entry is at 9:00 pm) 
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 


The Fitness Centre on our Asia Campus is open from 7:00am to 9:00pm Weekdays and 9:00am to 5:00pm Weekends.

Fitness classes will be conducted via Zoom at 12nn and 6pm on weekdays. Click here to view the schedule. 

  • Indoor mask-off sports activities are capped to five per group, while outdoor mask-off sports activities are capped at five per group. Regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Only those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter by showing your certificate via Health Hub, Trace Together or the tamper-proof sticker affixed to your passport. 
  • Safe distancing of at least two metres between individuals and three metres between groups must be maintained. 

Yes. The Mail Services on the Europe Campus is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.   

Yes, Printshop is open on our Asia and Europe Campuses as follows:  

  • Europe Campus: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.   
  • Asia Campus: 8:30am to 5:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm) Monday to Friday, Weekend Closed.

The opening hours of Footnote / INstore are as follows:  


  • Footnote is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00pm.  


  • INstore is open Monday to Friday from 8.15 am to 6:30pm. Weekend, Closed.

The Security Office is open 24/7.  


  • The Library/Research & Learning Hub on the Europe Campus is open 24/7 with badge access.  
  • Staff are present Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  • If no staff are present, you can check out books using our self-checkout machines on the ground floor.
  • Full seating capacity is possible.


  • The Tanoto Research & Learning Hub on the Asia Campus is open 24/7 with badge access.  
  • There is 24/7 book-drop to return items. 
  • You can access online resources here
  • Staff are present Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30pm. (Weekend & Public Holiday, No staff on duty)   


The INSEAD Residences (Ermitage) is expected to open as of 28 August 2021. Please contact [email protected] or Lisa Toulis for further questions or enquiries. 


INSEAD Residences on the Asia Campus is currently acting as a Government Quarantine Facility. 

Campus Visitors


We are able to welcome employees, students/participants, children of students, and alumni on the Europe Campus. The Family Room is open. 

Visitors should respect health and safety guidelines and wear a mask at all times. If not fully vaccinated, we recommend visitors to test before coming on campus. 


Unfortunately, we cannot welcome any visitors, including alumni, on our Asia and Middle East Campuses at this time. You are encouraged to carry out exchanges virtually as much as possible. 

We are happy to welcome guest speakers on the Europe campus. 

Visitors should respect health and safety guidelines and wear a mask at all times. If not fully vaccinated, we recommend visitors to test before coming on campus. 

Unfortunately, we cannot welcome any guest speakers on our Asia and Middle East Campuses at this time. You are encouraged to carry out exchanges virtually as much as possible. 

Further Questions?

Should you have any further questions, please send an email to [email protected].

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