Tourists and visitors - have you managed to use the French health passport?

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The Local - [email protected] • 25 Aug, 2021 Updated Wed 25 Aug 2021 15:27 CEST
Tourists and visitors - have you managed to use the French health passport?
A passenger shows her Covid-19 health pass on a mobile phone and her train ticket at Lyon rail station in Paris on August 9, 2021. - From August 9, 2021, the health pass is compulsory to access most of the public spaces or to travel on an inter-city train. French railway company checks travellers before boarding and delivers them a single-use blue bracelet which allow them to access the platform. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

The health passport is now required to access venues including bars, restaurants, cafés, museums and long-distance train travel France - but how easy is it for tourists and visitors to access?


While those who were vaccinated in France get a QR code that can be uploaded to the health passport, for people who were vaccinated elsewhere things can be more complicated.

Some visitors, particularly those vaccinated outside the EU, have reported problems with using the health passport, so we'd like to hear from anyone who has recently travelled to France.



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gniblock 2021/08/30 16:38
Perfect! I filled out the Local’s questionairre and was left with no way to submit it. They must be using the same programmers as the govt.
jessiekristine 2021/08/27 12:36
Agree with you entirely Gary . Here in Deux-Sevres we have been asked in all bars etc , yet the radiography lab in Melle didnt ask or look interested which doesnt give its clients much confidence . Thankfully the radiography department at Ruffec Hospital were well on the ball with ladies waiting at the doors to check.
gmofield2000 2021/08/25 22:01
This is a public health issue. Every country should adopt the Health Passport. Why should these people who refuse to get vaccinated be allowed into venues to endanger the health of people who have taken precautions.

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