Want croissants and coffee in a French cafe? Get a Covid pass first
12 Aug 2021
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Gulf Today Report
Karl Lagerfeld once said that the first thing he does when he wakes up from bed in the morning is have breakfast. And just as the English love their toast, scrambled or poached eggs, baked beans, fried mushrooms among other things for breakfast, the French too have their unique way of starting the day: with croissants.
It bears a flaky, butter-like evidence of how delicious the first meal of the day is in France. And don't forget the coffee, the ideal morning companion for the croissant.
However, the rules are different in coronavirus times. Now if you want to have croissant and coffee in a French cafe, you need a Covid pass for that. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is a must before you can settle down in any restaurant or bar in Paris or any other city. The pass is also mandatory for non-emergency treatment in a hospital or for use in public transport.
President Emmanuel Macron issued the decree last month with a clear message: get vaccinated.
One cafe owner turned away dozens of people, either because they forgot to carry the pass with them or had not undergone vaccination.
Errant cafe and bar owners face a warning followed by a 7-day closure for the second violation. Two more offences could lead to a year in jail.