Demonstrators attend a protest in Paris, France last Sunday against vaccine passports announced by French President Emmanuel Macron
People visiting museums, cinemas or swimming pools in France without a vaccination certificate have been turned away, after new rules to stop the spread of Covid-19 kicked in.
On Wednesday, some people in France were disappointed when they arrived at certain venues, museums, cinemas or swimming pools, to find that they would need to present proof of their Covid-19 vaccination to gain entry.
“I was really angry… I had no idea,” a 51-year-old told Reuters after being turned away from the Louvre museum in central Paris. “But then I calmed down and understood there were health reasons,” she said.
Servane de Lansdheer, head of security at the museum, told Reuters that the morning had gone well, with most people turning up with the health pass ready.
The ‘pass sanitaire’ which is being introduced gradually, will also be required from the start of August to enter restaurants and bars and for long-distance train and plane journeys.
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