France tightened the corona restrictions.
In many places nothing works without a health pass, and there is also compulsory vaccination for health workers.
Munich / Paris - France is taking the next step in the coronavirus pandemic * and is expanding the corona restrictions.
Specifically: The French Constitutional Council has approved the tightening of the said Covid-19 requirements in the country.
The judges found the new regulations passed by parliament on Thursday (August 5th) to be constitutional.
The expansion of the regulations on the health passport (pass sanitaire) and the compulsory vaccination for health workers can thus come into force on Monday as planned.
There had been mass protests across France in recent weeks against the plans.
France in the corona pandemic: health passport is coming - and vaccination is mandatory for health workers
Many areas of public life are affected by the measure.
From Monday, August 9th, the health pass must be presented when entering restaurants and cafés, trains, planes, long-distance buses, health facilities, some shopping centers, trade fairs and fairs.
This has been the case for cultural and leisure facilities since July.
In the video: French Constitutional Council approves "Corona passport"
In future, a vaccination against corona and / or a survived infection * or a negative test will be noted in the health passport.
The opposition had tried in vain to prevent the entire package of measures through the involvement of the Constitutional Council.
Left-wing MPs see the principle of equality for all citizens in jeopardy.
They pointed to the lower proportion of vaccinated people in poorer sections of the population and warned that the regulations would exacerbate social inequality.
Holidays in France: Health pass app recognizes CovPass app and the Corona warning app
For these, the rule has so far been that a PCR or antigen test * and registration using an entry form are mandatory.
Vaccinated or convalescent persons with appropriate proof are exempt from the test requirement.
The health passport also had to be shown from July 21st in amusement parks, cinemas or attractions such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
And now that this has to be presented almost everywhere?
Polarizing: Demonstrations in France against the health passport.
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According to the Center for European Consumer Protection, the French exam app recognizes all European certificates, for example the CovPass app or the Corona warning app. Only your passport or identity card is required for verification.
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