France 'vaccine pass' to come into effect

By Sylvie Corbet and Barbara Surk
Updated January 20 2022 - 10:16pm, first published 10:10pm
A controversial "vaccine pass" for everyone 16 and over will come into effect in France.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex says a new COVID-19 pass will come into effect next week, severely restricting the public lives of those who refuse to get inoculated by banning them from domestic flights, restaurants, sports events and other venues.