COVID-19 HEALTH PASS
Why has the Covid health pass for daily affairs been rejected in Spain and not elsewhere in Europe?
Twenty-two European countries require hospitality green passes or similar health passports for citizens and tourists to enter restaurants, bars, museums and more public places. So why is Spain the exception?
Published: 19 August 2021 14:33 CEST
Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP
Vaccine pass for visitors in France – your questions answered
France now has in place a vaccine pass that is required for entry into a wide range of everyday venues including bars, cafés, tourist sites and long-distance trains - but this can be complicated for visitors or people vaccinated outside France.
Published: 24 January 2022 17:03 CET
Bars and cafés are among the French venues that require a vaccine pass. Photo: Sameer Al Doumy/AFP
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So – as an employee with a permanent health condition where the treatment leaves me immuno-compromised, if I catch Covid at work because my employer didn’t insist that people entering the premises were vaccinated, does this mean the responsibility lies with me for working while disabled? With my employer for being foolish enough to employ someone who is disabled? Or with a judiciary who consider the consequences of a potentially deadly infection of the immune-suppressed to be “an opinion that does not allow us to understand the proportionality of said measure”.
Bear in mind we’re not saying that people be prevented from exercising basic elements of freedom of movement and the right of assembly. Just that they do so responsibly enough to prevent the infection of those of us unfortunate enough to be disabled and unfortunate enough to have to share space with them.
Of course it’s a rhetorical question because, as all disabled people know, when it comes to making money we get shoved aside.