Coronavirus: health pass extended, what changes from this Wednesday July 21, 2021

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 21 July 2021 at 09h26 · Updated on 22 July 2021 at 18h25
As the coronavirus epidemic is surging again in France, the government has decided to extend the health pass to other places open to the public. This extension is to process progressively in three steps. Here is what changes from July 21, 2021.

As the Delta variant causes an increase in contaminations, France is preparing to face the fourth epidemic wave. To encourage vaccination and limit coronavirus spread risks, the government has decided to hit hard. On Monday July 12, 2021, two days before Bastille Day, President Emmanuel Macron has addressed the French to share strong measures.

One of the main measures in this address is the extension of the health pass applying to always more places open to the public. This measure is progressively instated over two steps. The first step is to start from Wednesday July 21, 2021. Here is what changes past this date.

Now, the gauge from which the health pass becomes compulsory dramatically decreases, moving from 1,000 to 50 people. It applies to many places of leisure and culture such as show venues, theaters, movie theaters, theme parks, concerts, festivals, museums, and monuments.

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As the spread of the Delta variant makes people fear a fourth coronavirus epidemic wave is to hit the country very soon, extra measures have been made on Monday July 12, 2021. Emmanuel Macron announces the health pass is extended - starting from early August - to more public venues. Among them: bars, cafés and restaurants, shopping malls, as well as transit such as trains and planes. Discover the detailed list. [Read more]

The health pass is delivered to three conditions: negative PCR or antigenic test passed within the past 48 hours, proof of natural immunity or complete vaccination. Note the health obligation only applies to adults: for teens aged 12 to 17, it will be compulsory from late August.

Please note: the health pass is delivered now only one week after the second dose.

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