Coronavirus Latest Updates

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, we at Geneva Business School would like to share our action plan on how we can continue providing a safe learning environment for our students.

Our Geneva campus is now open for private study and meetings with staff and faculty. 

Read about the opening conditions of our Geneva Campus here.

Our campuses in Barcelona and Madrid are closed until further notice.

All classes are continuing 100% online via a Google Meet video link.

All faculty and students have been using Google Hangouts Meet and the classes have been successfully running across all our virtual campuses.

We are confident that the current coronavirus situation will not affect the quality of our teaching, however, we want to take all preventative measures possible to keep our community safe. Read the latest news on our campuses reopening.

Below, you will find the current situation of our campuses in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid (updated as government regulations change):

Coronavirus Updates 21 May 2020


In Switzerland:

The Federal Council is gradually easing measures against COVID-19 in Switzerland. An ‘extraordinary situation’ still exists under the Epidemics Act. The latest information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) can be found here.

  • Classroom teaching of up to 5 students (upper secondary schools, higher education, and other educational institutions) is permitted from 11 May. See our announcement regarding the reopening of our Geneva Campus.
  • Schools for children of compulsory school age and shops reopened from 11 May.
  • All businesses and institutions must present and put in place a set of precautionary measures. Everyone involved – that is to say all employees, customers, teachers, students, apprentices, athletes, and trainers – must be able to observe the rules on hygiene and social distancing.
  • Since 27 April, hospitals are able to resume all medical procedures, including non-urgent procedures, and outpatient medical practices, dentists, hairdressing salons, physiotherapy and massage practices, and cosmetic studios will be allowed to reopen. DIY stores, garden centers, and florists will also be allowed to reopen.
  • Shops and markets reopened from 11 May. Visits to restaurants, bars, and pubs are allowed under the following conditions:
    • individual groups of guests consist of no more than 4 people or families with children
    • customers are seated to consume food and beverages
    • a set of precautionary measures is in place and can be adhered to.
  • Food stores and healthcare institutions remain open.
  • Higher education institutions in Switzerland will remain closed until 8 June at this stage.
  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited until 8 June.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • All questions regarding Switzerland’s reduced measures against the coronavirus situation can be found in the Federal Health Department’s FAQs.

Switzerland is expected to enter Phase 3 on 8 June.  More information here.

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 7 June, 2020, this could be extended further. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces as outlined below. More information here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

From 21 May, it is compulsory to wear a mask under the following conditions:

  • People 6 years and older (with exceptions for health reasons)
  • Any type of mask, preferably hygienic and surgical, that covers the nose and mouth.
  • Use is mandatory on public streets, in outdoor spaces, and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, provided that it is not possible to maintain a safe distance of at least two meters between people.

Since 2 May, adults have been allowed to leave their homes to exercise, from 06:00 to 10:00 and 20:00 to 23:00. See this infographic for precise times and guidelines (in Spanish). Since 27 April children are able to go outside, supervised, between 12:00 and 19:00, within range of their home. 

During the day, adults may only leave their house under the exceptions to the stay at home order (listed below). Failure to comply may result in a fine up to €600,000. 

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed until at least 23 May, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats, or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. Current information can be found here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

 

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home
BOE website – Spanish federal government regulations page for updates to the State of Emergency

Coronavirus Updates 11 May 2020


In Switzerland:

The Federal Council is gradually easing measures against COVID-19 in Switzerland. An ‘extraordinary situation’ still exists under the Epidemics Act. The latest information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) can be found here.

  • Classroom teaching of up to 5 students (upper secondary schools, higher education, and other educational institutions) is permitted from 11 May. See our announcement regarding the reopening of our Geneva Campus.
  • Schools for children of compulsory school age and shops will be able to reopen on 11 May.
  • All businesses and institutions must present and put in place a set of precautionary measures. Everyone involved – that is to say all employees, customers, teachers, students, apprentices, athletes, and trainers – must be able to observe the rules on hygiene and social distancing.
  • Since 27 April, hospitals are able to resume all medical procedures, including non-urgent procedures, and outpatient medical practices, dentists, hairdressing salons, physiotherapy and massage practices, and cosmetic studios will be allowed to reopen. DIY stores, garden centers, and florists will also be allowed to reopen.
  • Shops and markets will reopen from 11 May. Visits to restaurants, bars, and pubs are allowed under the following conditions:
    • individual groups of guests consist of no more than 4 people or families with children
    • customers are seated to consume food and beverages
    • a set of precautionary measures is in place and can be adhered to.
  • Food stores and healthcare institutions remain open.
  • Higher education institutions in Switzerland will remain closed until 8 June at this stage.
  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited until 8 June.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • All questions regarding Switzerland’s reduced measures against the coronavirus situation can be found in the Federal Health Department’s FAQs.

 

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 24 May, 2020, this could be extended further. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces as outlined below. More information here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

Sine 2 May, adults have been allowed to leave their homes to exercise, from 06:00 to 10:00 and 20:00 to 23:00. See this infographic for precise times and guidelines (in Spanish). Since 27 April children are able to go outside, supervised, between 12:00 and 19:00, within range of their home. 

During the day, adults may only leave their house under the exceptions to the stay at home order (listed below). Failure to comply may result in a fine up to €600,000. 

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed until at least 15 May, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats, or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. Current information can be found here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

 

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home
BOE website – Spanish federal government regulations page for updates to the State of Emergency

Coronavirus Updates 4 May 2020


In Switzerland:

The Federal Council is gradually easing measures against COVID-19 in Switzerland. An ‘extraordinary situation’ still exists under the Epidemics Act. The latest information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) can be found here.

  • Classroom teaching of up to 5 students (upper secondary schools, higher education, and other educational institutions) is permitted from 11 May. See our announcement regarding the reopening of our Geneva Campus.
  • Schools for children of compulsory school age and shops will be able to reopen on 11 May.
  • All businesses and institutions must present and put in place a set of precautionary measures. Everyone involved – that is to say all employees, customers, teachers, students, apprentices, athletes, and trainers – must be able to observe the rules on hygiene and social distancing.
  • Since 27 April, hospitals are able to resume all medical procedures, including non-urgent procedures, and outpatient medical practices, dentists, hairdressing salons, physiotherapy and massage practices, and cosmetic studios will be allowed to reopen. DIY stores, garden centers, and florists will also be allowed to reopen.
  • Shops and markets will reopen from 11 May. Visits to restaurants, bars, and pubs are allowed under the following conditions:
    • individual groups of guests consist of no more than 4 people or families with children
    • customers are seated to consume food and beverages
    • a set of precautionary measures is in place and can be adhered to.
  • Food stores and healthcare institutions remain open.
  • Higher education institutions in Switzerland will remain closed until 8 June at this stage.
  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited until 8 June.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • All questions regarding Switzerland’s reduced measures against the coronavirus situation can be found in the Federal Health Department’s FAQs.

 

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 9 May, 2020, this could be extended. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below.

From 2 May, adults are allowed to leave their homes to exercise, from 06:00 to 10:00 and 20:00 to 23:00. See this infographic for precise times and guidelines (in Spanish). Since 27 April children are able to go outside, supervised, between 12:00 and 19:00, within range of their home. 

During the day, adults may only leave their house under the exceptions to the stay at home order (listed below). Failure to comply may result in a fine up to €600,000. 

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed until at least 15 May, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats, or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. Current information can be found here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

 

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home
BOE website – Spanish federal government regulations page for updates to the State of Emergency

Coronavirus Updates 27 April 2020


In Switzerland:

The Federal Council is gradually easing measures against COVID-19 in Switzerland. An ‘extraordinary situation’ still exists under the Epidemics Act. Current information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) can be found here.

  • From 27 April, hospitals will be able to resume all medical procedures, including non-urgent procedures, and outpatient medical practices, hairdressing salons, massage practices, and cosmetic studios will be allowed to reopen. DIY stores, garden centres and florists will also be allowed to reopen.
  • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 26 April, but food stores and healthcare institutions will remain open.
  • If the situation allows, schools for children of compulsory school age and shops will be able to reopen on 11 May.
  • Higher education institutions in Switzerland will remained closed until 8 June at this stage.
  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited.
  • There are checks on the borders to Germany, Austria, and France.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • The Federal Council has also authorized the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.

 

 

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 9 May, 2020, this could be extended. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below. If the contagion numbers continue to decline, from 2 May, people will be allowed to leave their homes to exercise, this is yet to be officially announced. After 27 April children will be able to go outside, supervised, for short periods and within range of their home. 

For the time being, people may only leave their house alone, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or if they have another justified cause. Failure to comply may result in a fine up to €600,000. 

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed until at least 26 April, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. More information here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

 

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home
BOE website – Spanish federal government regulations page for updates to the State of Emergency

Coronavirus Updates 20 April 2020


In Switzerland:

The Federal Council is gradually easing measures against COVID-19 in Switzerland. An ‘extraordinary situation’ still exists under the Epidemics Act. Current information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) can be found here.

  • From 27 April, hospitals will be able to resume all medical procedures, including non-urgent procedures, and outpatient medical practices, hairdressing salons, massage practices, and cosmetic studios will be allowed to reopen. DIY stores, garden centres and florists will also be allowed to reopen.
  • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 26 April, but food stores and healthcare institutions will remain open.
  • If the situation allows, schools for children of compulsory school age and shops will be able to reopen on 11 May.
  • Higher education institutions in Switzerland will remained closed until 8 June at this stage.
  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited.
  • There are checks on the borders to Germany, Austria, and France.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • The Federal Council has also authorized the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.

 

 

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 9 May, 2020, this could be extended. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below. 

Furthermore, people may only leave their house alone, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or if they have another justified cause. Failure to comply may result in a fine up to €600,000. After 27 April children will be able to go outside, supervised, for short periods.

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed until at least 26 April, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. More information here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

 

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home
BOE website – Spanish federal government regulations page for updates to the State of Emergency

Coronavirus Updates 16 April 2020


In Switzerland:

An “extraordinary situation” continues in Switzerland under the Epidemics Act. More information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH).

  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited.
  • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 26 April, but food stores and healthcare institutions will remain open.
  • Schools in Switzerland will remained closed until 26 April at this stage, this could be extended (to be confirmed on 16 April).
  • There are checks on the borders to Germany, Austria, and France.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • The Federal Council has also authorized the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.

If you have any non-urgent medical visits, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 00:00 on 25 April, 2020, this is likely to be extended again to 11 May, 2020. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below. 

Furthermore, people may only leave their house alone, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or if they have another justified cause. Failure to comply may result in a fine up to €600,000.

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed until at least 26 April, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. More information here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

 

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home
BOE website – Spanish federal government regulations page for updates to the State of Emergency

Coronavirus Updates 8 April 2020


In Switzerland:

An “extraordinary situation” continues in Switzerland under the Epidemics Act. More information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH).

  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited.
  • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 26 April, but food stores and healthcare institutions will remain open.
  • Schools in Switzerland will remained closed until 26 April at this stage, this could be extended.
  • There are checks on the borders to Germany, Austria, and France.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • The Federal Council has also authorized the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.

If you have any non-urgent medical visits, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 00:00 on 25 April, 2020. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below. 

Furthermore, people may only leave their house alone, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or if they have another justified cause. Failure to comply may result in a fine up to €600,000.

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed for 30 days from March 22, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. More information here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

 

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home
BOE website – Spanish federal government regulations page for updates to the State of Emergency

Coronavirus Updates 30 March 2020


In Switzerland:

An “extraordinary situation” now exists in Switzerland under the Epidemics Act. More information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH).

  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited.
  • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 19 April, but food stores and healthcare institutions will remain open.
  • Schools in Switzerland will remained closed until 8 April at this stage, this is likely to be extended.
  • There are checks on the borders to Germany, Austria, and France.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • The Federal Council has also authorized the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.

If you have any non-urgent medical visits, cancel them online if possible.

 

In Spain:

Spain has extended the state of emergency until 00.00 hours on 12 April, 2020. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below. 

Furthermore, people may only leave their house alone, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or if they have another justified cause. Failure to comply may result in a fine up to 600,000€.

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days. The Spanish borders will be closed for 30 days from March 22, except to citizens, permanent residents, transport drivers, health workers, diplomats or under exceptional circumstances. This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence. More information here (use Chrome and Google translate page).


More information on Spanish quarantine rules, exceptions for essential services and workers, caring for family members, new household utilities rules, autonomous workers, and transport exceptions here (use Chrome and Google translate page).

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work in essential services (see link above).
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

If you have any non-urgent medical appointments, cancel them online if possible.

 

 

Further Information for our community:

The Coronavirus Information Hub gives advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home

Coronavirus Updates 22 March 2020

In Switzerland:

An “extraordinary situation” now exists in Switzerland under the Epidemics Act. More information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH).

  • Meetings of five or more people are prohibited.
  • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 19 April, but food stores and healthcare institutions will remain open.
  • There are checks on the borders to Germany, Austria, and France.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • The Federal Council has also authorized the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.

If you have a non-urgent medical visit, cancel it online if possible.

 

In Spain:

Spain is planning to extend its state of emergency until 11 April 2020. During the state of emergency, the population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below. Furthermore, people may only leave their house alone, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or if they have another justified cause.

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Buying food, medicine, or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Work.
  • Returning to your place of residence.
  • Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities, or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Force majeure or a situation of need.
  • The diplomatic corps.

There is a temporary restriction on non-essential travel for at least 30 days.

This restriction will not apply to EU and Schengen residents returning to their place of residence.

If you have a non-urgent medical visit, cancel it online if possible.

We have produced a Coronavirus Information Hub with advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.

Further Information for our community:
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home

Coronavirus Updates 20 March 2020

In Switzerland:

  • An ‘extraordinary situation’ now exists in Switzerland in terms of the Epidemics Act. More information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH).
  • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 19 April.
  • Not affected by the new ruling are food stores and healthcare institutions.
  • As of midnight, it is also introducing checks on the borders to Germany, Austria and France.
  • Only Swiss citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Switzerland effective immediately.
  • The Federal Council has also authorised the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.
  • If you have a non-urgent medical visit, cancel it online if possible.


In Spain:

Spain continues to be in a state of emergency. The population is obliged to stay at home and may only go out into the street and public spaces in the cases outlined below. Furthermore, people may only leave their house alone, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or if they have another justified cause.

Exceptions to the stay at home order:

  • Purchase of food, medicine or other basic necessities.
  • Visits to the doctor or hospitals.
  • Go to work.
  • Return to the place of residence.
  • Care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
  • Visits to financial and insurance entities.
  • Due to force majeure or a situation of need.
  • Movements of members of the diplomatic corps to exercise their functions. 

If you have a non-urgent medical visit, cancel it online if possible.

We have produced a Coronavirus Information Hub with advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.

Further Information for our community:
Geneva Business School COVID-19 website – Advice for students and parents, FAQs and current situation updated every two days
WHO Live global updates – Rolling updates as events unfold
WHO travel advice – Global travel updates and advice
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FPOH) – comprehensive updates on Switzerland and worldwide
CDC COVID-19 website – Health advice for managing symptoms, caring for sick family members and self-isolation within your home

Coronavirus Updates 18 March 2020

In Switzerland:

    • An ‘extraordinary situation’ now exists in Switzerland in terms of the Epidemics Act. More information from the Swiss Federal Council
    • All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 19 April.
    • Not affected by the new ruling are food stores and healthcare institutions.
    • As of midnight, it is also introducing checks on the borders to Germany, Austria and France.
    • The Federal Council has also authorised the deployment of up to 8000 members of the armed forces to assist the cantons at hospitals and with logistics and security.
    • If you have a non-urgent medical visit, cancel it online if possible.

 

In Spain:

  • On 14 March, Spain declared a state of emergency for 15 days that severely limits all movement and most commercial activity in effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The State of Alarm may be extended.
  • People are not allowed out of their homes except to buy food, go to the bank, or go to work. Failure to comply with this may result in a fine.
  • All bars, restaurants, and public buildings, like museums and libraries, will be closed for at least 14 days.
  • Supermarkets will remain open and will be supplied – no need to panic buy.
  • Transport should be kept to an absolute minimum.
  • If you have a non-urgent medical visit, cancel it online if possible.

    Further Information for our community:

    Geneva Business School COVID-19 website
    WHO travel advice
    WHO Live global updates
    CDC COVID-19 website

Coronavirus Updates 16 March 2020

  • Spain has declared a state of emergency. This is a preventative measure that meaning:
    • People are not allowed out of their homes except to buy food, go to the bank, or go to work. Failure to comply with this may result in a fine.
    • All bars, restaurants, and public buildings, like museums and libraries, will be closed for at least 14 days.
    • Supermarkets will remain open and will be supplied – no need to panic buy.
    • Transport should be kept to an absolute minimum.
    • If you must meet people, stay at least two meters apart in an open space.
  • If you have a non-urgent medical visit, cancel it online if possible.
  • We have produced a Coronavirus Information Hub with advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • You can find more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) on our website.

Coronavirus Updates 12 March 2020

  • There are currently no confirmed cases on our campuses.
  • The Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid campuses will be closed until 3 April, but this date is flexible and will remain fluid as the situation progresses.
  • Classes will continue 100% online via a Google Hangouts Meet video link. All faculty and students have been informed on how to use Google Hangouts Meet.
  • Online classes have successfully begun in Madrid, with no timetable interruptions.
  • We have produced a Coronavirus Information Hub with advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • You can find more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) on our website.

Coronavirus Updates 11 March 2020

Coronavirus Updates 10 March 2020

  • There are currently no confirmed cases on our campuses.
  • The Madrid campus will be closed for at least two weeks, starting Wednesday 11 March, in accordance with local government recommendations.
  • In Madrid, and in new cases of campus closure, classes will continue 100% online via a Google Hangouts Meet video link. All faculty and students have been informed on how to use Google Hangouts Meet.
  • Campuses that remain open have been fully equipped with hand sanitizer, and the community has been made aware of how to stay safe on campus.
  • We have produced a Coronavirus Information Hub with advice and best practices for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • You can find more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) on our website.

Geneva Business School will continue to monitor news from the World Health Organization and local sources, and share updates as they become available. Travel information updates can be found here.

Thank you very much for your continued trust in us, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our campuses:

Geneva
Barcelona
Madrid

The Geneva Business School team.