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The health pass no longer needs to be presented to go to a restaurant, the cinema, take the train… but remains compulsory in health centers such as hospitals. What are the differences with the vaccination pass? What is its validity period? How to get it on Ameli? On Si-Dep? Guide.

[Mis à jour le 12 mai 2022 à 10h14] The health pass was created during the Covid-19 pandemic. In force in France since August 2021, the health pass was lifted on March 14, 2022 speak french government in places where it was compulsory, such as restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums, sports halls, TGV-type trains, etc. However, it remains always mandatory to go to health establishments such as hospitals, nursing homes, to enter a retirement home… And to travel to certain countries. In what places do you still have to show a health pass? For who ? Even in emergency situations? How to get a health pass? How retrieve his health pass? Where does he stay mandatory ?

Definition: what is the health pass?

Le sanitary pass is a document (paper or digital) which entered into force in France on August 9, 2021 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. This device is proof:

  • either the vaccination certificateon the condition that people have a complete vaccination schedule
  • either a negative RT-PCR, antigen or self-test performed under the supervision of a healthcare professional less than 24 hours maximum.
  • either a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid, dating back at least 11 days and less than 4 months for those over 18 (from February 15) and 6 months for those under 18. It indicates a limited risk of reinfection with Covid-19.

A medical certificate attesting to a medical contraindication to vaccination can serve as a health pass.

Do I need a health pass to take the train?

Since March 14, 2022, it is no longer necessary to present a health pass to be able to access the interregional public transport (domestic flights, TGV, Intercités and night trains, interregional coaches). The mask will no longer be mandatory in public transport (such as trains, TGVs, etc.) from Monday May 16.

Do I need a health pass to go to the restaurant?

Since March 14, 2022, it is no longer necessary to present a health pass to be able to go to the restaurant. Minors and adults can therefore go there without presenting it.

Where is the health pass still compulsory?

Even after March 14, 2022, the health pass is required:

  • In health and medico-social services and establishments for people accompanying or visiting people accommodated in these services and establishments (with the exception of medico-social establishments and services for children, or independent residences). People who have treatment scheduled in the hospital must have a health pass, unless otherwise decided by the head of department (or other authority) if the requirement of the pass is likely to prevent access to patient care. in a timely manner for its proper care. The health pass is not required in the emergency rooms of hospitals and clinics or to carry out a screening test. Nor is it required to access medico-social establishments and services for children, or independent residences.
  • In certain overseas territories, where the health or vaccination pass has been extended.
  • When crossing borders when traveling to/from France. On April 28, 2022, the Civil Liberties Committee supported a proposal to extend the EU digital COVID certificate scheme for an additional year, i.e. until 30 June 2023 (the current scheme expires on 30 June 2022), with a view to guaranteeing the right to free movement of citizens of the EU regardless of the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. MEPs are in favor of a review in six months and a repeal of the device if it is then no longer necessary

What are the differences between a health pass and a vaccination pass?

Unlike the vaccination pass, implemented on January 24, 2022 in France for people over the age of 16 (publication by decree in the Official Journal on January 22, 2022), le health pass includes the additional possibility of presenting proof of a negative Covid test less than 24 hours. The vaccination pass does not take into account the result of a negative test to access certain places.

How to get your health pass?

To retrieve a health pass, it all depends on the health proof chosen:

  • Vaccination certificate: just scan the QR code to import it and store it locally, in your phone, with TousAntiCovid;
  • RT-PCR and antigen tests : they generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare professional in SI-DEP, which can be printed directly and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to pick it up on the SI-DEP portal. On TousAntiCovid, the import of the proof into the application is done by the patient: from the document in paper or PDF format from SI-DEP and which accompanies the test result, by scanning the QR code on the left on the document ; by clicking on the link in the SI-DEP portal, which allows you to directly import the test result into TousAntiCovid;
  • The process to retrieve proof of a positive test, also called Certificate of Reinstatementis the same as for negative tests via SI-DEP.

Where to get your health pass on Ameli?

On the Health Insurance website (Ameli.fr) it is possible to download your vaccination certificate which can serve as a health pass, when the vaccination schedule is complete. For that you need :

  • Go on https://attestation-vaccin.ameli.fr/
  • Identify with France Connect
  • The vaccination certificate can then be downloaded in PDF format. It can be added to the phone by scanning the QR Code on the sheet from the TousAntiCovid application.

Test results are not available on the Ameli website but only proof of vaccination.

  • RT-PCR and antigen tests : they generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare professional in SI-DEP, which can be printed directly and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to pick it up on the SI-DEP portal. On TousAntiCovid, the import of the proof into the application is done by the patient: from the document in paper or PDF format from SI-DEP and which accompanies the test result, by scanning the QR code on the left on the document ; by clicking on the link in the SI-DEP portal, which allows you to directly import the test result into TousAntiCovid;
  • The process to retrieve proof of a positive test, also called proof of “recovery”is the same as for negative tests via SI-DEP.

What to do if the health pass is deactivated?

To have a valid health pass, you must:

  • Have a complete primary vaccination schedule for at least 7 days;
  • Have done your booster dose if you are not eligible (4 months max after the previous dose).
  • Present a negative PCR or antigen test less than 24 hours.
  • Present a positive PCR or antigen test attesting to recovery from Covid-19, dating back at least 11 days and less than 4 months for adults
  • The car test carried out under the supervision of a pharmacist are recognized as proof for the “sanitary pass”, but not in the context of border crossings between countries, within the European Union in particular.
  • Present a medical certificate attesting to a medical contraindication to vaccination

In other words, the sanitary pass is deactivated if you do not meet one of these conditions. In this case, you must complete your vaccination schedule, which will give rise to a new QR Code to be scanned in TousAntiCovid to reactivate the health pass. Or do a negative screening test valid for 24 hours.

And complete vaccination schedule understand the fact ofhave received all doses for the initial vaccination (1 or 2 doses depending on the case) for more than 7 days (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna) or more than 28 days (Janssen) and dhaving received the booster dose (sous 4 months).

How long is the health pass valid for?

  • For an unvaccinated person who gets tested to get a health pass, the test is valid for 24 hours.
  • For a vaccinated person, you have to do the booster dose for a maximum of 4 months to keep your health pass valid. Under 18s are not required to abseil. They must have taken their 2nd dose for at least 7 days.

► To calculate the date on which to call back, a service was set up by theHealth Insurance : My Covid Vaccine Reminder. This service allows you to know from when you must take your booster dose against Covid-19 and to know the expiry date of your health pass if you do not do the booster.

All PCR and antigen tests generate proof as soon as the professional enters the result into the database SI-DEP which can be printed live by the person. For the vaccination certificate : Go to the site Certificate-Vaccine d’Ameli.fr and log in with your France Connect credentials. The vaccination certificate with the QR Code can then be downloaded in PDF format and can be printed directly.

What is the end date of the health pass?

The health pass has been simplified since March 14, 2022. The rules relating to the presentation by travelers of their digital EU COVID certificate for their journeys in the Union are provided for in the legal plan of July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2023.

france">Sources: Update on the health pass, Gouvernement.fr / Everything you need to know about the health pass, Service-public.fr

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