After a lengthy debate and more than 1,200 amendments, a majority in the French National Assembly voted in favor of the vaccine passports law at dawn on Friday.
– We have no other choice, we must do it now, said Health Minister Olivier Veran.
From August 1, vaccination permits will be mandatory in hospitals, nursing homes, cafes, restaurants and shopping malls, as well as on flights and trains.
In practice, this means that you must be able to provide evidence of a completed vaccination, a new negative test or a completed infection (EU covid certificate is accepted).
Vaccine permits are also required at cultural facilities and recreational events with more than 50 visitors.
The owner when checking the police Failure to verify the guests’ vaccination passport will result in a fine of 1,500 euros (15,000 kroner). In the case of repeat offences, the penalty can be up to a year in prison and a fine of 9,000 euros (90,000 kroner).
Workplace workers who require vaccination permits must be vaccinated. An employee who does not do so may not work – and after two months of absence, the employer has the right to dismiss him.
If you test positive for covid-19, then, according to the new law, you must self-isolate for 10 days – otherwise you risk a fine of 135 euros.
The opposition claims that the government It pushed through far-reaching restrictions on liberties and rights, which discriminate against those who for various reasons could not or did not want to be vaccinated. But Emmanuel Macron and his ministers point out that the country is in a state of emergency, and everything must be done to increase the frequency of vaccinations.
6,800 covid-19 patients are cared for in French hospitals, far from the more than 30,000 who received care at the height of last winter. But the number of infected people began to rise due to the delta variable, and the fourth wave is threatened.
Before Macron’s address to the nation last week, the pace of vaccination had stalled. But the dates are now sped up again. The only question is whether it is worth it – because the uprising is growing in a part of the population that has long been suspicious of the authorities.
About 30 percent of French الفرنسي Skeptical about getting vaccinated. Just over 100,000 – many of them from the yellow vest movement – demonstrated last weekend against government plans to obtain permits for vaccines. New demonstrations were expected on Saturday.
The far-right National Assembly led by Marine Le Pen and the far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon party of uncrowded France are among those now blamed for vaccination cards, although they do not directly advise against vaccination.
“This law is full of arbitrary and illogical rules,” said Le Pen, a critic in parliament.
Anarchy, it was Melenchon’s rule.
Before the law can enter into force, it must pass the Senate. But for Emmanuel Macron, what is happening on the streets this weekend is just as important as the debate in Parliament.
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