Sanitary pass

Details on the sanitary pass

France will adopt the sanitary pass starting the 9th of June to attend large gatherings and Europe starting the 1st of July to travel.

After many negotiations, the eurodeputies and representatives of the “Vingt-Sept” came to the agreement to adopt the sanitary pass (also known as the european sanitary certificate) in Europe.

According to a decision taken on the 31 of May, the constitutional council in France also gave its green light concerning the adoption of the sanitary pass for large gatherings of more than 1 000 people.

The pass will be activated the 9th of June in France and the 1st of July 2021 in Europe.

What is the sanitary pass?

What we call “sanitary pass” in France corresponds to the “digital green certificate” or “European Covid-19 certificate” offered by the European commission in March 2021. In France it includes three documents to be presented as desired:

  • • A vaccination certificate against Covid-19 (digital - via the TousAntiCovid application - or paper)
  • • A negative PCR test or antigenic test less than 72 hours old
  • • A certificate of reinstatement
  • The result of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid-19, at least 15 days old and less than 6 months old.
In accordance with the law in France, the "health pass" has been required since July in establishments and gatherings where the mixing of the public is most at risk in terms of health.

Since 9 August, it has been extended to include bars and restaurants. From 30 August 2021, the "health pass" can be made applicable to persons and employees who work in these places, establishments, services or events.

The sanitary pass is required for gatherings of more than 1 000 people. Places, establishments and events concerned will be precisely defined by regulations. Among them :

  • • marquees, theatres, sports and cultural venues, conference rooms
  • trade show and exhibition fairs (by exhibition hall)
  • • outdoor facilities including zoos, amusement parks and theme parks
  • • stadiums, sports facilities, swimming pools, sports halls
  • • large casinos, gaming halls and bowling alleys
  • • seated/standing outdoor festivals
  • • theatres and cinemas
  • • monuments, museums and exhibition halls
  • • libraries, media libraries (excluding university and special libraries, BPI, BnF)
  • • sports competitions
  • • other cultural, sporting, recreational or festive events organised in the public space or in a place open to the public and likely to give rise to access control.
  • • religious establishments for events that are not of a cultural nature
  • • ships and boats, such as cruise ships
  • • in discos, clubs and dance bars.
  • • in fairs, from a threshold of 30 stands or attractions.

To download the “Tous Anti Covid” application: click here

Pass Sanitaire, toutes les réponses à vos questions : click here

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The WSN Team