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France Mandates Vaccine Passport To Visit Eiffel Tower, Other Tourist Sites—And Restaurants Are Next

Sightseeing around France suddenly got more complicated.

7/24/2021 4:24:00 AM

If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower, you're going to need a vaccine passport

Sightseeing around France suddenly got more complicated.

users. To use the digital pass, individuals must be able to prove that they are fully vaccinated, have recently tested negative for Covid-19 or have recovered from the illness. The app provides a digital QR code or, if the user prefers, a paper version of the receipt.

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As of the beginning of August, the health pass requirement will be extended to adults at restaurants, cafés, shopping centers, “as well as for travel by plane, train and bus for long-distance journeys,” according to the app’s website.Teenagers aged 12 to 17 won’t be required to use the health pass until August 30.

In Marseille last week, thousands of protesters demonstrated against a"health pass." The signs say"I am not a QR code!" and"I am not antivax. I am pro-choice!" (Photo by Gerard Bottino)SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images headtopics.com

Critics have accused the administration of President Emmanuel Macron of turning France into a “health dictatorship,” and last weekend tens of thousands of French protested against the measures in rallies around the country.But French officials are unapologetic. “We’re in the fourth wave,” Prime Minister Jean Castex said during an appearance yesterday on France’s TF1 news network. He warned of harsher measures “if the situation were to explode” and urged people to get vaccinated to avoid a new round of lockdowns.

Castex said that 96% of the 18,000 people in France who tested positive for Covid-19 over the previous 24 hours were unvaccinated.After dropping throughout the spring, France’s daily infections are spiking again. “We have an increase in the spread of the virus of around 150% in the last week. We've never seen that," French Health Minister Olivier Véran told parliament yesterday.

Roughly 46% of the French population is fully vaccinated, which is on par with the United States. There is also a similar level of Covid-19 spread in the U.S. and France; both are currently reporting an average of about 14 new daily cases per 100,000 people.

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France Mandates Vaccine Passport To Visit Eiffel Tower, Other Tourist Sites—And Restaurants Are NextIf you want to visit the Eiffel Tower, you're going to need a vaccine passport

France Mandates Vaccine Passport To Visit Eiffel Tower, Other Tourist Sites—And Restaurants Are NextIf you want to visit the Eiffel Tower, you're going to need a vaccine passport

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