France’s parliament has passed the final approval to convert the current health pass into a more restrictive vaccine pass that will cut unjabbed citizens from most public places.
The lower house voted 215 to 58 in favor of the measures on Sunday, meaning the law could come into effect within days – despite thousands protesting over the weekend.
The new law, which had a rough ride through parliament with opposition parties finding some of its provisions too tough, will require people to have a certificate of vaccination to enter public places like restaurants, cafes, cinemas and long-distance trains.
Currently, unvaccinated people can enter such places with the results of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Nearly 78% of the population is fully vaccinated, according to the Health Ministry on Saturday.