Update on Covid-19 measures and your arrival in France
Last update 08-25-2021
Considering global and specific measures and according to the instructions of the French Ministry of Higher Education, we are planning for all our courses to be in-person for the September 2021 intake (except a limited number of modules which will be conducted on-line l). However, most of our study programmes will provide a fully digital offer to students who are unable to join us at the scheduled start date of the semester.
Indeed, thanks to our newly equipped classrooms allowing for bimodal teaching MSc programmes (except Wine Management) will be taught in a bimodal format allowing students to follow classes remotely if they wish. This will also apply to the Bachelor and Master in Management programmes, where classes can also be attended remotely.
To ensure a stafe study and work environment for our students and staff, BSB is applying all necessary measures and regulations. We would like to invite our international students to take note of the following information:
- Vaccination: Vaccination drive is quite advanced and keeps accelerating. Almost 85% of the people living in France have received at least their first dose. Almost 76% of the people living in France are completely vaccinated. It is expected that a vast majority of adults will be vaccinated before September 2021 intake. Find more information on the French Government official website.
- Tests: From 7 July 2021, unless they are of a medical nature, foreign tourists coming to France and not residing in the country will have to pay for PCR and lateral flow tests (or antigen tests) for Covid-19. They must now spend €43.89 for a PCR test and €25 for a lateral flow test.
- Hygiene: Wearing a mask, social distancing and cleaning one’s hands are mandatory measures
- Borders and visas: The situation is evolving regularly, please refer to https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/ and https://reopen.europa.eu/en/.
You must present a health pass to access leisure and culture venues and events bringing together more than 50 people.
From early August, you will also need to present a pass in bars, restaurants, malls, hospitals (except if you are admitted for urgent care), retirement homes, residential care homes, and for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach. For campsites, and other holiday accommodation you will need to present a pass once, on arrival.
The pass must prove one of the three following items:
- That you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine or similar):
- Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
- Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
- Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
- OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
- OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.
Passes can be digital (on the TousAntiCovid app) or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They include a QR code that will be scanned on entry into the venue or event.
The French health pass is interoperable with the EU Digital COVID Certificate scheme for travel within the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican.
Find more information on the French Government website.
Approved vaccines for entering France
Approved vaccines for entering France are those recognised by the European Medicines Agency (Comirnaty/Pfizer, Moderna, Vaxveria/AstraZeneca, and Janssen) and foreign vaccines similar to those authorized in Europe (Covishield etc.)
If you are unable to be vaccinated before coming to France, you will be offered an opportunity to get vaccinated as soon as possible after your arrival, in conjunction with Social Security and your host institution, especially if you come from a country in the red zone.
If you are required to isolate after arriving:
– Stay home as much as possible.
– Avoid contact with others.
– Wear a mask if you’re living with others.
– Monitor your temperature.
– Report any symptoms to a doctor immediatly.
– Notify your host in advance so that they can take appropriate measures (disinfecting, etc)
For unvaccinated individuals from “red” countries, this quarantine is mandatory and monitored by the health authorities.
For any questions, concerns or comments please contact the International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN WILL YOU NEED THE HEALTH PASS
A health pass is required for all participants at the entrance to our campuses in the following situations:
- cultural and sporting events attended by external spectators or participants
- sports and cultural activities which are not related to a course of study
- BSB events, symposiums or scientific seminars attended by an external audience
BSB activities that take place outside our campuses are subject to the protocol of the host institutions. A health pass may therefore be required to participate.
HOW TO STAY SAFE AND HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD
FOLLOW THE SAFETY MEASURES
DOWNLOAD THE TOUSANTICOVID
GET TESTED AND SELF-ISOLATE IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
To ensure your safety on our campuses, BSB has set up a health protocol:
- providing you with hydro-alcoholic gel
- disinfection (door handles, surfaces, sanitary facilities, etc.) and daily ventilation of our premises
- setting up a traffic direction
Q. Do I need a Health Pass to access the BSB campuses and to attend the courses ?
R. No. Access to our campuses and to the courses held on our campuses are not subject to the presentation of a Health Pass.
Q. I have symptoms. What should I do?
R. If you have symptoms, you should stay home, get tested ASAP and isolate until you receive your results.
You must inform BSB’s school services of your absence.
Q. My COVID-19 test came back positive. What should I do?
R. If the result comes back positive, you must isolate 10 days and follow the distance learning.
You must inform BSB’s school services.
Q. What should I do if I have been notified that I am a contact case?
R. You must self-isolate for 7 days from the last time you were in contact with the person who has the virus, even if you have a negative test result. If you live with the person who has the virus, you must self-isolate for 17 days. Contact a test centre to make an appointment.
After the test, go straight home and self-isolate until you have the result.
If you are fully vaccinated and have a negative test result, you do not have to self-isolate any further.
You must inform BSB’s school services.
Get vaccinated in Dijon : https://www.doctolib.fr/vaccination-covid-19/dijon
Get vaccinated in Lyon : https://www.doctolib.fr/vaccination-covid-19/lyon
More information about vaccination: https://vaccination-info-service.fr/
Screening Tests centers in Dijon : https://www.doctolib.fr/centre-depistage-covid/dijon
Screening Tests centers in Lyon : https://www.doctolib.fr/centre-depistage-covid/lyon