While France has just passed the 20 million mark for first-time vaccinations, the question of travel and vacations is becoming more and more pressing for the French.
In order to facilitate international travel, the Twenty-Seven are discussing the implementation of a common health pass at European level.
This was explained by Clément Beaune, invited Sunday morning from Europe 1. Anyone with this document can travel to the different EU countries, without having to present a negative PCR test in airports. .
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Normally available "
the second half of June
", this precious sesame will not be exclusively "
a vaccination pass
", said the Secretary of State for European Affairs.
People with a negative PCR test of less than 48 hours, or who can prove that they have already had the Covid and are currently immune, will also be able to cross borders.
The aim of the document is to remove barriers to the movement of citizens between member states. However, the Secretary of State recognizes that in the event of a deterioration in the health situation of a country within the EU, the risk of seeing mandatory quarantine measures reappear is not excluded. "
" on this subject, he admitted.
Upstream, France intends to release its own national health pass, which will be used from June 9.
The Secretary of State however insisted on recalling that it was not a pass "
to block, or open your daily life
It will not be necessary in everyday life, for example to go to a restaurant.
It will above all be used "
in large gatherings
" such as festivals, or sporting or cultural events exceeding 1000 people.
Asked about the dangerousness of the Indian variant, the cases of which are increasing sharply across the Channel, the Secretary of State wanted to be reassuring: "
it seems that vaccines make it possible to fight against this virus
He insisted, however, that the government remained "
To better protect himself, he explained that he campaigned for a "
common list of restrictions at European level
" vis-à-vis third countries whose health situation is worrying.
Each country concerned should be able to react within 48 hours by closing its borders or by setting up a reinforced quarantine
", he added.
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Finally he congratulated the French for their behavior during the epidemic: "
were extremely serious and responsible
". This allows the country to initiate, on May 19, the first phase of deconfinement, with in particular the reopening of restaurant terraces. A return to normal which the Secretary of State intends to take advantage of: "
Wednesday morning I would have a coffee on the terrace
", he assured.