Jan 16, 2022 - Health

French parliament passes COVID vaccine passport legislation

   Protesters gather to demonstrate against the health pass and Covid-19 vaccines, on Trocadero plaza in Paris, on January 15.

Protesters gather in Paris on Saturday to demonstrate against France's health pass and COVID-19 vaccines. Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Images

France's National Assembly voted 215-58 on Sunday in favor of pandemic legislation that includes a vaccine pass barring unvaccinated people from venues including restaurants and sports arenas, per Euronews.

The big picture: The bill that's been met with months of angry protests following its announcement last July is now due to become law in the coming days. Almost 78% of France's population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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