France cancels medical passes and protective masks from March 14

Starting March 14, there is no need to go through the procedure for obtaining a medical pass in France.

France cancels medical passes and protective masks from March 14

Starting March 14, there is no need to go through the procedure for obtaining a medical pass in France. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this in an interview with the French TV channel TF1.

For several months, institutions across the country have required visitors to present a medical badge indicating full vaccination. And finally, France lifts all quarantine restrictions. Moreover, the wearing of masks remains mandatory only in public transport.

Masks are subject to private enterprise discretion.  

France just recently tightened vaccination rules as Omicron cases skyrocketed, but Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed the lifting of requirements in an interview with French TV channel TF1 on Thursday last week, saying “the situation is improving.” 

So, as of March 14, you no longer need to show a medical pass to enter closed institutions, except nursing homes.

A medical pass is required until this date. It guarantees the owner access to any entertainment or cultural establishment throughout France with a capacity of more than 50 people, including museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, exhibition halls, nightclubs, discos, zoos, outdoor festivals, sports grounds, theme parks , libraries, swimming pools, and tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower. 

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