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Visitors now need a special COVID-19 pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters, the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a “stratospheric” rise in delta variant infections.
The solution is “vaccination, vaccination, vaccination,” Castex said Wednesday on TF1 television, urging his compatriots to sign up for vaccine injections to avoid new lockdowns. Of France’s 18,000 new coronavirus cases reported Tuesday, 96% involved people who were unvaccinated, he said.
At the Eiffel Tower, masked workers scanned QR codes on digital health passes and checked printed vaccine or test certificates. The pass requirement took effect Wednesday at cultural and tourist sites in France, following a government decree.
“I wanted to come here with my mom so I had to take to the test to be able to travel,” said Juan Truque, an accountant visiting from Miami, who is not vaccinated. “They are forcing you to wear face masks and do similar kinds of things that are some kind of impositions .. to me that are violations to your freedom.”
Johnny Nielsen, a Danish tourist traveling with his wife and two children, said, “In Denmark, you need the pass everywhere.” So while he questioned the usefulness of the French rules, he said that didn’t make them reconsider the family's travel plans.
Meanwhile, Macron wants to expand the COVID pass requirement to all French restaurants and many other areas of public life, as well as requiring that all health workers get vaccine shots.
originally posted by: HawkEyi
Looks like Macron's admin and govt isnt backing down from the COVID-19 vaccination passports. For Eiffel Tower, other sites you would need a covid vaccination passports or no entry.
...tourists who came to the Paris landmark unprepared lined up for quick virus tests at the site. To get the pandemic pass, people must show they are either fully vaccinated, have tested negative for the coronavirus or recovered from COVID-19.
same link as OP
Visitors now need a special COVID-19 pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower
originally posted by: Breakthestreak
You have to provide proof of vaccination against the measles in order to visit the Eiffel Tower
You have to provide proof of vaccination against influenza in order to..
I’m sure that there’s other ACTUAL deadly viruses you have to be vaccinated against in order to participate in life
What’s that? There isn’t?
Like, NOT A SINGLE ONE?
Well isn’t that strange
One of the most innocuous, harmless viruses in existence is the one that people HAVE TO vaccinate against?
Imagine a population so THICK that this would be acceptable governmental protocol.
originally posted by: BrokenCircles
That just says they need a pass to "ride up", but what if they wanna take the stairs...