Executive Education COVID-19

 

COVID-19 updates for Executive Education

Support and Resources FAQs for on-campus programmes

Wear your mask

Respect social distancing

Avoid physical contact

Wash your hands

Clean as you go

Download contact tracing app

Last updated: 7 December 2021

FAQs for Participants of our Executive Education Programmes

 

The health, safety and wellbeing of our community remains our top priority as we bring people back together on our campuses. We are calling on our community members to renew their commitment to each other and act together as One INSEAD to secure everyone’s safety.

At INSEAD we adhere to and often go above and beyond local government regulations. We also have the flexibility to close our campuses and move activities online should the crisis escalate again.

Learn more about INSEAD's safety measures on campus

All Campuses

 

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. 
See Safety measures on Campus 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.  

Please refer to inse.ad/safetyambassador to learn about measures in place in the event that members of our community do not follow our health and safety guidelines.  

We have created guidelines, also available for reference or download here, to clarify some questions about different types of Covid-19 tests. Note that some information in this guide is specific to France, please refer to the links provided for reliable information sources for our other locations. 

What the different tests do 

  • A PCR test detects whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself is present in the sample 
  • An antigen test detects whether a sample taken from the nasopharynx (where the back of the nose connects to the soft palate) presents a reaction to SARS-CoV-2 virus proteins 
  • An auto test (also known as a self-test, lateral flow test, or ART) is also an antigen test, but the sample is taken in the nose itself. It is less reliable than a nasopharyngeal antigen test 

 Remember 

  • Being vaccinated or having a negative test result does not mean you should stop following health and safety measures 
  • Mask wearing, personal hygiene, hand washing, and safe distancing are easy and effective ways to stop the spread of the virus 
  • If you receive a positive result from any test: isolate immediately, follow the recommendations from the government (France specific), and inform the Crisis Management Team (informing your professor you will join classes via Zoom is not enough – you need to tell us too!) 
  • Be mindful that regulations differ per location, please see the specific guidelines for SingaporeAbu Dhabi and San Francisco, and refer to our FAQs for more details  

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. 

A close contact is generally considered anyone who you have spent more than 10 minutes with, regardless of mask wearing or social distancing. This may include colleagues, study group members or classmates. For further details on how close contacts are managed in the countries we are located, see the links below:   

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 10 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.  

What happens if a participant shows signs of COVID during the programme?

  • Self-isolate and inform the programme coordinator
  • Reserve an antigen test. See health pass information further below for each of the campuses
  • If the test is negative, the participant can return to the classroom
  • If positive, the participant must continue to self-isolate for 10 days. And declare their status via the local App and inform their close contacts
  • Continue to follow the programme via Zoom

What happens if a participant is a close contact of someone who has tested positive?

  • If the close contact is vaccinated:
    • They need to take an antigen test (see health pass informaiton for each of the campuses) and isolate until they receive their test results
    • If the test is negative, the participant can return to the classroom, however they should limit their social interactions
    • Take another test 7 days later
  • If the close contact is not vaccinated:
    • They need to take an antigen test (see health pass informaiton further below per campus) and isolate for 7 days until they receive their test results
    • After 7 days, they need to take another test
    • If the close contact is positive, they must continue to self-isolate for 10 days, declare their status via the local App and inform their close contacts
    • Continue to follow the programme via Zoom.
       

Local government and health authority updates and protocols imply frequent changes to INSEAD's campus safety measures. We therefore regularly review COVID safety measures across all our campuses and send frequent communications to participants, students, faculty, and staff to ensure everyone is aware of and adheres to latest protocols. Participants of our Executive Education programmes will be kept informed of COVID updates directly from their programme coordinator.

Approximately 2 weeks before arriving on campus participants of our on-campus programmes will be contacted by the programme coordinator informing them of programme information including joining instructions and the most up-to-date local COVID protocols and campus measures.

Asia Campus / Singapore Specific

 

General

As of 1 February 2022, Executive Education participants must show proof of vaccination to access the Singapore campus.

As mandated by the Singapore government, you must show proof of vaccination and 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 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.

The Main Reception and the Operations & Campus Services Help Desk have merged to serve you better. Reception is open from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, 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.

Unfortunately, we cannot welcome any visitors, including alumni, on our Asia Campus at this time. The INSEAD community is encouraged to carry out exchanges virtually as much as possible. 

Also, please note that as of 1 January 2022, it will be necessary for employees in Singapore to declare their vaccination status to their employer in order to enter the workplace. Please find details below about how this will apply to INSEAD.
 
Starting 1 January 2022:

  • Only employees who are fully vaccinated, or have recovered from COVID-19 within 270 days, can enter the workplace
  • Unvaccinated employees will not be allowed at the workplace unless they have a *valid negative Pre-Event Testing (PET) result each time they come on campus. Costs of PET will be at the employees' own expense, and the test needs to be done by a recognised test provider. Such employees will need to show their test results each time when entering the workplace.

 

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

Dine in is allowed for fully vaccinated group of 2 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 on our Asia Campus is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Weekdays and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Weekends.

Fitness classes will be conducted via Zoom at 12 nn and 6 pm 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.

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

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 5:30 pm. (Weekend & Public Holiday, No staff on duty).

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

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.

Testing & Close Contacts

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.  

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.  

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

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

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], continue to self-isolate and self-test every 24 hours until you get a negative result. 
       
  • If you have symptoms, no need to take an ART. Please call a doctor and 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.  

Vaccination

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 centres, polyclinics 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.  

Travellers may be required to be fully vaccinated with WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) COVID-19 vaccines in order to be eligible for certain travel lanes to travel to Singapore, and domestic health measures requiring vaccinated status.

Obtaining Vaccinated Status for Activities Within Singapore

As part of Singapore’s Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS), you must be vaccinated to participate in certain activities in Singapore, such as dining, entering shopping malls or attending performances.

Travellers who are vaccinated overseas should present your vaccination certificate(s) to the ICA officer at immigration clearance in order to get the overseas vaccination records reflected electronically in their HealthHub or TraceTogether apps to show on demand to be eligible for VDS.
Travellers need to:

  • Be aged 12 and above;
  • Be fully vaccinated overseas with any vaccines approved under the WHO EUL; and
  • Bring along the original overseas vaccination document that clearly states the type of vaccine taken and date(s) they were taken. The documents need to be in English or translated to English by a translation service provider, embassy or notary public.

If your vaccination certificate(s) are valid, you will be granted temporary vaccinated status lasting about 30 days. You will need to download the TraceTogether app and register with your passport number to view your vaccination status. The vaccinated status in your TraceTogether app will be your proof of vaccination while going around Singapore.

Maintaining vaccination status beyond 30 days after arrival

The temporary vaccinated status on the TraceTogether app may expire 30 days after your arrival in Singapore. If you require your vaccination status for longer than 30 days, please visit a private healthcare provider or Public Health Preparedness Clinics for a serology test. Please call in advance to check if the service is available, and bring along your personal identification documents, vaccination certificate(s), as well as translated copies if necessary.

If your serology test is positive, the private healthcare provider will enter your vaccination records into the National Immunisation Registry (NIR). Your vaccinated status will be updated in the TraceTogether app within 24 hours and you will continue to be eligible for VDS.

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

Europe Campus / France Specific

 

General

  • 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 6:05 pm  
    • On Wednesdays, pick up and drop off remains at the swimming pool due to the  difficult access with the Centre Aéré.  

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 24 hours before coming on campus.  

Download and activate the #TousAntiCovid App.  

If you are not fully vaccinated, it is highly recommended to carry out a test before coming on campus. The PCR or antigen test should preferably be taken less than 24 hours prior to accessing campus.  

Please refer to this French Government website to verify the travel requirements before you arrive in France.  

Please also read the INSEAD Safety Guidelines.   

For any questions, you can contact [email protected].  

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 - 2021-2022
INSEAD Staff & PhDs 11:45 - 12:15 or after 13:35
MBA & MIM 12:00 - 14:15
EDP & Exec Degrees* 12:30
 *EDP & Exec Degree participants 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 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  

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

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

Health Pass; Close Contacts; Testing

The French government has introduced a health pass or “pass sanitaire” system which is required to access many public spaces.   

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.     

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);  
    • 7 days after a booster ARNm dose (Moderna or Pfizer) after two shots of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells) 
  • The QR code of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test of less than 24 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.   

*As of 29 November, a negative RT-PCR test only activate a health pass for 24 hours instead of 72 hours.

Visit this French government site  to learn more about the health pass.     

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 this French government site 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, you can go directly to a pharmacy in France to convert your vaccine certificate into the health pass. The cost to do it is €36.00. Note that you can go to the pharmacy de la Faisanderie in Fontainebleau (next to INSEAD), or to the Pharmacy Brunet (city center) without any appointment.  

For foreign students, you can submit your request directly online. 

More information for foreign students and tourists.

  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 Ameli Social Security 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 the following websites :  

A COVID-19 test can be arranged at any of the pharmacies (antigen test) or medical labs (PCR test) in Fontainebleau.

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 should preferably be taken less than 24 hours prior to accessing campus.   

Inform [email protected] if the result is positive.  

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

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

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

RT-PCR and antigen tests are no longer systematically covered by Health Insurance, as has been the case since the start of the health crisis. Test costs in France will continue to be reimbursed in certain conditions, such as for those who are fully vaccinated or have a prescription. See this page (in French) for more details on the fee structure for testing in France. Tests are available at labs and pharmacies in France and appointments can be made via doctolib.fr.   

Auto-tests (also known as self-tests, lateral flow tests and ARTs) are now available on campus for our community in Fontainebleau. Staff and students/participants can collect them from main reception, while faculty can get theirs directly from their area manager. 

Remember that if you test positive you should isolate immediately, follow government guidelines and inform us at [email protected] 

If you are not fully vaccinated, the test should preferably be taken less than 24 hours prior to accessing the campus.

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.  
Laboratories in France generally send PCR test results within 24 hours maximum. 
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).  

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.  

Vaccination

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);  
  • 7 days after a booster ARNm dose (Moderna or Pfizer) after two shots of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells) 

Since 27 November, the vaccine booster is available to everyone aged over 18 as long as five months have passed since their last dose. You can already make an appointment via the Doctolib website;  

As of 15 January 2022, the health pass (“pass sanitaire”) will only be valid if your booster has been taken within seven months of you last vaccination; 

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 booking 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.  

Middle East Campus / UAE Specific

 

General

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

Download and activate the ALHOSN App.

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 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.

Fully vaccinated/ officially exempted visitors with recent PCR test conducted in UAE (not older than 4 days) are allowed to enter the campus.

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 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 10 days, then the person must take a PCR test on day 9.

Electronic tracker watches are no longer used during the isolation period. 

Testing

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. Its cost has been fixed by the authorities at Aed 50.  

Auto-tests are not provided on campus. We encourage our community to get vaccinated.

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.    

Inform [email protected] if the result is positive.  

If you are not fully vaccinated with a proof of official exemption, the test should  be taken less than 96 hours prior to accessing the 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.  

Vaccination

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 smartservices.ica.gov.ae. Approved vaccines will appear on the Al Hosn App. 

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 and again one more test on day 6. 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 4 and day 8 (Counting the day of arrival as day 1).   

  1. Before departure to Abu Dhabi:  
    • Register in the “ Register Arrivals” section of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) through the ICA website or app.
    • 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  

If you face difficulties in uploading or activating Al Hosn app, whether you are a resident in the UAE or a visitor, you can contact Al Hosn hotline at 8004676 to fix the problem. 

If you are a visitor and still cannot fix the problem through Al Hosn Hotline, you have the possibility to show your vaccination certificate on the official app of residence country and your latest PCR test results on your phone when you visit the public places that require Al Hosn App for access.  

San Francisco Hub / US Specific

 

General

Yes the Hub is currently open Mondays – Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.   

Note that closing hours may vary. Kindly contact [email protected] for further updates.   

Anyone with full vaccination can visit the Hub. Proof of vaccination is required.

A non-vaccinated individual will need to show a negative COVID-19 test at least 72 hours prior to arriving at the Hub. Masks are mandatory for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals at the Hub.

Fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to enter the Hub. For individuals who are not vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test is required taken 72 hours prior to their arrival at the Hub.  All individuals must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result. Masks are mandatory when at the Hub.   

Testing

Testing is not available at San Francisco Hub. However, a COVID-19 test can be arranged at the South San Francisco (near airport) Testing Site.

Auto-tests are not provided at the Hub. We encourage our community to get vaccinated.

A negative test result is required before arriving at the Hub.  The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

It is mandatory to provide a negative test result even if you have had Covid-19.

A fully vaccinated individual does not need to take the test before coming to the Hub. A proof of vaccination is sufficient.

Vaccination

As long as you are fully vaccinated, your vaccination card is recognised in the US.

San Francisco has lifted the local 10-day quarantine order but urges against non-essential travel.

Additionally, under the State travel advisory, people arriving in or returning to California from other states or countries should self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival.

Programme-related questions

 

Fitness Centre, Accommodation and Transport

 

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

  • 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 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Weekdays and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Weekends.

Fitness classes will be conducted via Zoom at 12 pm and 6 pm 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.

INSEAD Residences on our Asia Campus cannot accept guests at this time. Our booking agents can support our community with alternative options.

If you are taking a taxi to our Europe Campus please take note of the following, as per local government guidelines:

  • There may be a maximum two passengers per car, excluding the driver, with no front passenger.
  • Masks are obligatory for the passengers and the driver.
  • If the car is fitted with a partition wall, the driver is exempt from wearing a mask.
  • Hand sanitiser is available in cars.
  • The car will be ventilated and disinfected after each customer.

Further Questions?

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

Further Information

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To learn more about our approach to COVID-19, including campus safety measures and general FAQs, visit our institutional COVID-19 updates page.

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