A new COVID-19 vaccine pass will go into effect in France on Jan. 24 as planned, severely restricting the public lives of people who have not decided to be vaccinated against the CCP virus. At the same time, some restrictions will loosen.
France will ease work-from-home rules from early February and allow nightclubs to reopen two weeks later, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday (Jan. 20), after announcing that a COVID-19 vaccine pass will enter into force as planned on Monday (Jan. 24), replacing the country’s current health pass.
Caps on the number of people allowed into sports and entertainment venues will also be lifted at the start of February, while COVID-19 protocols in schools could be eased after the winter holidays.
The new vaccine pass requires people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter public venues like restaurants, cafes, cinemas and long-distance trains.
However, the vaccine pass could be dropped later if the risk to public health from COVID-19 is eased significantly, the prime minister said.