France: the vaccine pass definitively adopted by Parliament

The text was adopted after a final vote in the National Assembly (here, January 4, 2022).

AP - Francois Mori

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The French Parliament definitively adopted on Sunday, by a last vote of the deputies, the bill establishing the vaccination pass, which the government wants to implement as quickly as possible in the face of the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Two hundred and fifteen votes for, 58 against and 7 abstentions.

After two weeks of examination, the bill "strengthening the tools for managing the health crisis" was definitively adopted by Parliament.

Socialist parliamentarians have planned to seize the Constitutional Council to guarantee respect for “fundamental freedoms”, which will postpone the promulgation of the bill for a few days.

While some 300,000 contaminations have been recorded daily on average for a week, the government hopes for the implementation of the vaccination pass around January 20.

It will then be necessary to be able to justify a vaccination status to access leisure activities, restaurants and bars, fairs or interregional public transport.

A negative test will no longer suffice, except to access health facilities and services.

The new pass will only apply from the age of 16, minors aged 12 to 15 remaining subject to the obligation to present the current health pass.

For this twelfth health text in two years, a week of examination by the two assemblies was initially scheduled, for application on January 15.

The time has doubled, between hiccups and controversies, culminating in the statements of President Emmanuel Macron, decided to " 

piss off

 " the non-vaccinated.

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