In the spring, Hungary and Denmark were among the first European countries to launch their own health card.
In Denmark, access to various places is still mandatory, such as hair salons or gyms, but it will not be necessary, from Sunday, to enter museums, cinemas and theaters, and from September 1, in bars and restaurants.
In Hungary, certificates of immunity, issued after the first dose of the vaccine, are required in health institutions and for entry into sporting or musical events, as well as in places where more than 500 people gather.
France and Italy finally agreed to pass
In Austria, a “green pass” is required from the beginning of July to enter restaurants and cultural venues. In Luxembourg, a permit is required for commercial establishments.
In Portugal, it is necessary to present a digital certificate of overnight stay in hotels and other tourist accommodations. Meals inside restaurants are also required, but only on weekends (from 7 p.m. Friday) and in the country’s high-risk and high-risk counties.
France is one of the last countries to join this movement. The sanitary pass is mandatory since July 21 in places of entertainment and culture (cinemas, museums, etc.) with more than 50 people. In early August, it will be expanded to cafes, restaurants, galleries, salons, planes, trains and long-distance buses, as well as medical institutions.
From August 6, Italy will impose a “green corridor” to enter the interior areas such as bars, restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, sports facilities, museums, cinemas, theaters, parks, etc. As in Hungary, it will be issued after the first dose of vaccination.
In Ireland, a health pass is only required at this time to enter the indoor areas of restaurants and pubs.
In Germany and Spain, the regions make a decision on the introduction of a health permit.
In Spain, Galicia was recently the first region to impose access to inside bars and restaurants in the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus. In the Canary Islands, a health certificate will be required to enter cinemas, theaters and gyms in cities where the infection rate exceeds 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
In Germany, depending on the states (regional states), a certificate of vaccination or a negative test may be required to enter places such as hotels, gyms, cinemas or brothels.
In Russia, the Moscow region imposed a sanitary permit for going to restaurants at the end of June, but this highly unpopular measure was abandoned three weeks later.
In Switzerland, a health card is optional in many places, such as bars, restaurants, galleries, theatres, cinemas, museums and swimming pools. It is only necessary to enter into demonstrations with more than 1,000 people and in closed places such as discos.
In the UK, the government plans to introduce a health pass in September for entry to clubs and “other crowded places”. Professional football matches may be covered.
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