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Photo taken during a national day of protest against the mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 for some workers and the mandatory use of the health pass demanded by the French government in Paris on August 7, 2021. Source: Linsale Kelly/BePress/ABACA via Reuters Connect.
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  • Anyone in France will now have to present their “health pass” to enter a cafe, restaurant, TGV train or aeroplane
  • The rules are an expansion on the previous restrictions on entry to cultural centres such as cinemas, theatres and museums
  • The new laws haven’t been without opposition; on Saturday 237,000 people protested across the country
  • At present more than 44 million people in France have had at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccination

Anyone in France will have to present their “health pass” to enter a cafe, restaurant, long-distance train or aeroplane as of today, under an expansion the nation’s initial rules.

The pass is a QR code that designates if someone is fully vaccinated, has recently tested negative to COVID-19 or is recovering from the virus.

Already, people in France were required to show their health pass to enter cultural centres such as cinemas, theatres and museums.

The expansion of the health pass is aimed at curbing France’s fourth wave of COVID-19. Every day this month, more than 20,000 new cases have been reported.

The new laws approved by the Constitutional Court last week, haven’t been without opposition; on Saturday 237,000 people protested across the country according to the Department of the Interior.

More than 65 per cent of France’s population have had at least one dose and almost half are fully vaccinated.

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