by BritishHealthAlliance March 4, 2022
After a short yet controversial reign, France’s vaccine pass regime is set to be “suspended” by mid-March.
First introduced in January, France’s pass system was controversial even before implementation, with the country’s president — Emmanuel Macron — explicitly stating that the purpose of the new measures was to “piss off” the nation’s unvaccinated.
However, such controversy now appears set to come to an end, with France’s prime minister announcing the passes limiting the freedoms of unvaccinated individuals would soon be “suspended”.
According to a report by Le Monde, both the vaccine pass regime, as well as a variety of forced mask-wearing measures, are to be terminated on March 14th.
“The conditions are met for a new phase of relief of the measures, so I announce to you that from Monday, March 14th we will suspend the application of the vaccine pass, wherever it applies,” the publication reports Prime Minister Jean Castex as saying on Thursday.
Castex also said that forced mask-wearing would be largely abolished on that date for the vast majority of indoor locations.