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Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

I'm planning a trip to France, which will include access to several sites that require a pass sanitaire.

Can I just use my standard Swiss Covid app/QR code (vaccinated), or do I need to somehow "convert" this?
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I'm planning a trip to France, which will include access to several sites that require a pass sanitaire.

Can I just use my standard Swiss Covid app/QR code (vaccinated), or do I need to somehow "convert" this?
I just downloaded Tous AntiCovid & you can scan your QR code. I have the app deactivated so just my proof of vaccination is available.

The also do TAC verification that will check any QR code.

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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

The Swiss Covid app should work throughout the EU.
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Old 11.08.2021, 16:07
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

I went with Tous AntiVovid also .. Easy to import the Swiss certs in there..

There's a tous anti covid verify app too which I assume the bars and restos will be using .. I'll find out this weekend too ..

Edit : oops just mostly copied what FMF said
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

I was recently in France. The Swiss 'Covid Cert' app worked perfectly at two museum sites. We even got the comment that 'the Swiss App works the best of all Apps' at one musuem.
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

Do you know if the paper version of the certificate will be enough?
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Do you know if the paper version of the certificate will be enough?
No reason why not. A QR code is a QR code regardless if it is on paper or on an app.

You can download the CovidCheck app from the */store and scan it yourself.

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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

Hi, we had a 18 hour stop in Paris on the flight back to CH yesterday and this morning.

I was just carrying around the printed version of the vaccination certificate. People in France have some app with a QR reader that tells if the certificate is real or not.

On 2 restaurants they just asked for the certificate, not an ID to check if the name in the paper corresponded to the person showing the certificate
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

I shopped over the border last week and thought I'd get a (eat in) sandwich and coffee. I'll have to learn the French for 'can you show me your covid passport' because it took a while to get it.. so I showed the young lady over the counter my certificate on my phone.

Poor thing.. she had no clue.. so she just nodded and said thanks.

Yet another well-meaning 'policy' that is utterly impossible to govern.
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

Not necessarily for you - but for anyone else reading this thread.

If you do not have a covid vaccine or a negative test. They are not allowed to ask you for your ID, so as long as you have a QR code for male or female this will be fine.

The UK is not in the EU database yet, you could even use the scan of someone else's Aztrazeneca paper vaccine (I know this worked for someone, can't guarantee will work everywhere as some people are pretty thick).

A lot of places won't ask, most gloss over, some scan. No one cares.

Don't download their apps, it's pointless. As long as you have a QR on your phone or on paper you'll be fine.

This pass sanitaire is a joke - just mindless French bureaucracy.
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

Are you suggesting the non-vaccinated should cheat? Shame!
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

Does France accept the US CDC vaccination cards? (no QR code present) I was vaccinated there and don't have the Swiss proof.
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Old 17.08.2021, 08:10
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Re: Le pass sanitaire - travelling to France

It's a mess in France, how the pass is being implemented.. It seems to be totally random, sometimes enforced, sometimes not, sometimes the QR code is verified, sometimes not.. Mine was fine each time but i saw others arguing that their pass was valid elsewhere etc etc..

I was in a FR campsite at the weekend, no masks or distancing anywhere.
The 'snackbar' which sold food and drinks was crowded, big queues, hundreds of people standing and sitting .. No pass required

The 'restaurant' just around 200m across the site, away from the crowd was deserted, empty, all outside seating .. Pass required.
I wasn't even allowed to buy two drinks while my friend went to get his phone/pass. Had to wait until his had been verified too.
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I was in a FR campsite at the weekend, no masks or distancing anywhere.
The 'snackbar' which sold food and drinks was crowded, big queues, hundreds of people standing and sitting .. No pass required
In theory, you should present your pass to enter the campsite, this could be why they were more relaxed there?

I've heard stories of many campsites being screwed by the pass requirement, as it was implemented at such short notice that many French had to cancel their holidays as they had insufficient time to get vaccinated before it came into force. Result is occupation down by 40% or so.
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In theory, you should present your pass to enter the campsite, this could be why they were more relaxed there?

I've heard stories of many campsites being screwed by the pass requirement, as it was implemented at such short notice that many French had to cancel their holidays as they had insufficient time to get vaccinated before it came into force. Result is occupation down by 40% or so.
Well this is what we said at the weekend.. Why the fek did they not scan our pass at reception at the point where they gave us the little wrist band.. But no, no questions asked at reception..

Pass required for the indoor pool, no pass for the bar or snack bar.. Pass again for restaurant, no pass for any of the activities..

Maybe it is indeed that total pass enforcement would have excluded half of the people. This site was full.
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Does France accept the US CDC vaccination cards? (no QR code present) I was vaccinated there and don't have the Swiss proof.
Lot's of articles online on this... at first no. You have to go to a pharmacy and get them to enter your details into French system and get the QR Code, but many French pharmacist are unwilling to do it.

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Currently the French government has not provided an official solution to obtain the health pass for non-French citizens vaccinated outside of France. The Embassy has been told the French government intends to provide a solution in August for non-French citizens vaccinated outside of France with vaccines that are approved for use in France. As of the time of this alert, we have no update. Once we receive official word on this, we will post the information to our website, https://fr.usembassy.gov.
From the US Embassy webpage: https://fr.usembassy.gov/health-aler...august-9-2021/

EDIT - I take it all back, there is now a system in place you can find out details here: https://fr.usembassy.gov/how-to-get-...h-health-pass/

and some real world feedback on the process: https://thepointsguy.com/news/how-am...l-health-pass/
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I'm planning a trip to France, which will include access to several sites that require a pass sanitaire.

Can I just use my standard Swiss Covid app/QR code (vaccinated), or do I need to somehow "convert" this?
i just took my paper qr code. it works.

a few times i forgot and in those cases they let me in anyway.
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