In France, the compulsory health pass for long-distance means of transport will come into force between 7 and 10 August. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Jeran-Baptiste Djebbari, specifying that the checks will not be “systematic”, but in any case “numerous”. The measure was approved by the French parliament in the night between Sunday and Monday and “is currently being examined by the Constitutional Court, should be promulgated on 7 August and come into force in the following days, between 7 and 10 August”, explained the minister in an interview with Bfm TV. The pass, which is equivalent to the Italian green pass, will therefore be necessary for internal flights and to travel on Tgv (high-speed trains), intercity and night trains.
The UK government will today discuss removing the quarantine for foreigners vaccinated against Covid arriving in the UK from the European Union and the US. This was reported by the BBC, citing sources close to the dossier. A review of international entry rules is expected by 31 July and airline companies are putting pressure on Downing Street to ease restrictions. At the moment, the quarantine obligation has been lifted only for fully vaccinated Britons in the UK returning from the US and the EU. The exemption does not apply to Brits vaccinated in another country.
Covid infections continue to rise in Tokyo, where for the first time the daily mark of 3000 has been exceeded. Government sources anticipate the Kyodo agency. The infections are spreading in the prefectures adjacent to the capital, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, and the head of the Cabinet, Katsunobu Kato, said the executive is ready to offer more assistance to hospitals, and to increase the prevention measures of the virus. .