The French parliament has passed a law by a large majority that bans unvaccinated people from the age of 16 from access to restaurants, cultural institutions and some forms of public transport. This also applies to travelers from abroad. In the National Assembly, 215 MPs voted in favor of the new law and 58 against it. Seven MPs abstained.
Until now, a health pass, with proof of vaccination, recovery from a negative corona test, was sufficient to enter a restaurant or cinema, for example. So that changes. The pass is then only valid if someone has been fully vaccinated or recently cured. Probably the law will come into effect in the days.
In France, the number of infections has risen rapidly in recent weeks and hospitals are coming under further pressure. Macron’s government hopes the new pass will remove the influx of patients, without the need for another lockdown. A new lockdown would deal another blow to the economy and also reduce the chances of Macron reeling in the April 10 presidential election.
In France, more than 90 percent of the population over 12 has already been vaccinated. But only a third of the population has received their booster shot. Since last Saturday, the duration of the coronapass foundation on the booster shot.
On Saturday, more than 50,000 people in various cities took to the streets to protest against the new law and other corona measures.