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When will clubs re-open in France?

New restrictions could see nightclubs in France "in the next few weeks"

  • Becky Buckle
  • 21 January 2022
When will clubs re-open in France?

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has confirmed a date for the reopening of nightlife in the country.

Nightclubs throughout France will be able to reopen on February 16, according to an announcement last week.

In a news conference, as reported by The New York Times, Castex said: “This exceptional wave is not over, but the situation is starting to evolve more favourably,” and that there is a “clear ebbing” of the wave.

The easing of restrictions will start on January 24 with vaccine passes to be used in public venues such as restaurants, cafes, cinemas, and long-distance trains.

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After that on February 2, sports and entertainment venues can return to full capacity with masks no longer to be required outdoors.

A negative COVID test will no longer be needed once public venues and nightclubs re-open after being closed since December.

However, from January 24, France will be barring people who cannot show proof of full vaccination or recent recovery from entering public establishments.

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Currently, France has averaged more than 300,000 new cases a day over the past week, as well as 525,000 cases on Monday, which is the most known case in a single day since the pandemic began.

[Via: The New York Times]

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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