Vaccination pass: “From what age does it apply? »



Hello Mireille,

After two weeks of bitter debates, the National Assembly definitively adopted the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass during a final vote, Sunday January 16. The text was adopted, with some modifications, by 185 votes for, 69 against and 8 abstentions. It may thus come into force around January 20, after possible appeals to the Constitutional Council.

→ READ. Vaccination pass: what the definitively adopted text contains

Among the changes, the application of the vaccination pass from the age of 16. This obligation is governed by Article 1er of the text, which provides that the vaccination pass be requested from all persons from 16 years old, to access the hobbies (cinemas, performance halls, museums, etc.), restaurants and drinking establishments (with the exception of collective catering). Trade fairs, seminars, trade shows and interregional public transport are also affected.

→ PRACTICAL. Covid-19: ask your questions about the vaccination pass

Minors aged 12 to 15 are exempt from the vaccination pass and remain subject to the sole health pass obligation. They will therefore be able to go to a restaurant, to the cinema, or in your case, attend a show by presenting the negative result of a PCR or antigen test.

For those over 16, on the other hand, it will be necessary to have a complete vaccination schedule, or a certificate of recovery attesting to a cure for Covid-19 dating from less than six months. Covid-19 screening tests, even PCR, are therefore no longer accepted.

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With the vaccination pass, are the tests free for minors?

Since October 15, the government has put an end to the systematic free PCR or antigen tests, to encourage the vaccination of the greatest number. However, exceptionally, minors, vaccinated people or even those with a medical prescription or a certificate of recovery, can so far continue to be tested free of charge. The entry into force of the vaccination pass does not call this derogation into question.

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