The government is planning a new twist to encourage France to get vaccinated. Friday, Jean Castex Filing Announced “early January”A Bill to replace the Health Pass with the Vaccine Pass. It would have to be voted on by the Senate and Chamber of Representatives before it could be adopted of course.
So a negative test will no longer be enough to enter some places, submit a complete vaccination program or be required to recover from COVID-19.
A measure has already been taken by Sweden in the context of indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. In the Czech Republic, it is even stricter. PCR or antigen tests are no longer recognized for entering businesses, restaurants, hotels, museums or sporting events. Ditto in Malta, Austria, Latvia and Estonia.
In the United Kingdom, one of the countries where the virus is particularly active and especially its variant Omicron (more than 93,000 cases were recorded in 24 hours on Friday), from 15 December, Boris Johnson also passed this vaccine. decided to install. Enter discos, concert halls, open-air festivals and participate in major sporting events.
In their Scottish and Welsh neighbours, the health pass no longer exists. Vaccination pass is also mandatory to enter cinemas and cinema halls. In Ireland, this is already in effect from 26 July.
Some countries combine both
In other countries such as Romania, both are used. Proof of vaccination or exemption from 10 pm to 5 am avoids curfew. The rest of the day, health passes are requested at the entrance to shops or cultural venues.
In Greece, for example, vaccination passes are required to access bars, restaurants, cultural and sporting venues. While sitting on the roofs of these bars and restaurants, a health pass is necessary to enter the essential shops.
In our German neighbours, it is the regional leaders who make the decisions. As soon as the hospitalization limit exceeds 3 patients per 100,000 residents, they can ask that the non-vaccinated will no longer be able to access cultural places, shops, sports halls, hotels… If there is more than 6 patients per 100,000 residents, there is an obligation of immunized people to enter these places in addition to presenting a negative test.
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