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French vaccination certificates compatible with the Welsh Covid pass scheme


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The Welsh government confirmed today (October 5) that the France / EU Covid vaccination certificates will be compatible with the planned Covid pass program in the country, which is scheduled to launch on October 11.

The scheme, in the same vein as the French system, will require a person to present proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid or of having tested negative via a rapid antigen test (lateral flow) in the past 48. hours to attend certain places and events.

The plan will come into effect on October 11 for those over 18.

A Welsh government spokesperson today confirmed to The Connexion that the Welsh Verifier app will be able to read French vaccination certificates compatible with the EU-wide Covid pass system.

Testing or proof of vaccine will be required for nightclubs, indoor non-seated events with over 500 people in attendance, and outdoor non-seated events with over 4,000 people.

They will also be required for any event of more than 10,000 people.

Scotland is also considering introducing a similar system, which is expected to come into effect on October 18. The Connexion has asked the Scottish government if French / EU certificates would be compatible with the system and is awaiting a response.

Northern Ireland has yet to announce a vaccination card program and England had planned a program but has since abandoned the idea.

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