Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021
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France Requires COVID Pass for Eiffel Tower and Tourist Venueson July 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm

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Visitors need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theatres from Wednesday, the first step in a new campaign against what the government has called a “stratospheric” rise in Delta variant infections. To get the pass, people must show they are either fully vaccinated, have a negative virus test or proof they recently recovered from an infection. The requirement went into effect on Wednesday at cultural and tourist sites, following a government decree. President Emmanuel Macron wants to rush through legislation to mandate the pass for restaurants and many other areas of public life, as well as requiring that all health workers get a jab. The lower house of parliament starts a debate on the bill on Wednesday. It has prompted resistance in some quarters, and anti-vaccination protesters are planning a demonstration on Wednesday. France’s daily infections dropped sharply in the …

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