Covid-19 Certificates Look Likely to Linger in Europe

Covid-19 Certificates Look Likely to Linger in Europe

PARIS—The passes that restrict access to restaurants, gyms and many other venues across Europe were supposed to be transitory, but with the specter of a winter resurgence of Covid-19 infections, they look likely to stay, at least until next year.

A new bill adopted by the French parliament on Friday will allow for an extension to the health-pass system, until July 31, 2022. The document—offering proof of vaccination, recent testing for, or recent recovery from the coronavirus—is mandatory for everything from sitting at a Parisian cafe to boarding a high-speed train.

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