Since our article on the health pass has been published, it has come into effect, officially, on June 9, 2021 in France to proceed with end of lockdown. Indeed, it will be put in place temporarily until September 30, 2021. Moreover, a European sanitary pass will come into force on July 1st.
What is new since the entry into force of the health pass?
What is the purpose of the health pass for the end of lockdown?
First of all, it helps to return to normal life because it limits the risks of contamination. But how? In digital format (via the TousAntiCovid application) or on paper, it presents your status in relation to Covid: 3 options.
1. First, your vaccination certificate.
2. Alternatively, proof of a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old for border controls.
3. Or, a positive PCR or antigenic test, but proof of your recovery from Covid.
End of lockdown: what information is important?
The end of lockdown continues to globalize and takes speed since this month of June. Indeed, it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask outside: we will be able to breathe better. Of course, there are some exceptions like in queues or markets.
June is also synonymous with the reopening of indoor/outdoor cafés and restaurants, but also of gyms (to compensate them). Obviously, the most important month for end of lockdown after June will be July: the European health pass is to come into force on 1 July 2021 in all Member States, initially applicable for one year.
What can be done with the European health pass?
The summer vacations are coming and we are all looking forward to travel again, even if some borders are closed. Even this remains at the European level. Thus, its implementation will allow us to resume personal and professional travel.
It will be on the same principle as the French health pass adopted to facilitate deconfinement. In addition:
1. It will show your vaccination status
2. Otherwise, if you have tested negative
3. Or immunity following your recovery from Covid
It will also state your name, date of birth, date of issue and your unique certificate identifier.
End of lockdown and health pass: what about business travel?
We can take over business trips in Europe in the same way as our personal trips. In theory, it is no longer necessary to justify your trip. Since June, all you need to do is to perform a negative PCR test within 72 hours before your departure.
Then, from July 1, i.e. the implementation of the European health pass or “EU digital green certificate“, travel will be more secure. It is the resumption of the movement of people between the countries of the European Union.
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