THOUSANDS of Britons holidaying in France could be refused entry to restaurants and bars after Emmanuel Macron extends the use of the Covid ‘health pass.
From today, France has extended the scope of its Covid-19 ‘health pass’ which is now compulsory to visit a café, board a plane, or travel on an inter-city train. People must upload proof of being double vaccinated to the French coronavirus smartphone app. Those without the app, or the 20 percent of Brits who do not have a smartphone, could be refused entry to hundreds of hotspots.
The pass is issued to people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who have recovered within the last six months.
Those with PCR or antigen with a negative result within the last 48 hours can also obtain the pass.
Fines for customers who refuse to show the ‘health pass’ start at €135 euros, rising to as much as €3,750 (£3,200) or even six months in prison for repeat offences