France announced Wednesday that the COVID passes of residents over 65 who have not received booster shots would be disabled as it attempted to get more people to get boosters.
The rule will apply to up to 400,000 French residents who have had at least seven months since their previous vaccination, and will take away their ability to enter cafes, restaurants and travel regionally unless they have a COVID test in the previous 24 hours.
The French government said the three-jab rule will apply to all adults 18 and over in January.
The EU said in November its vaccine passports will expire nine months after its residents’ last vaccination.
One politician called the requirements the “Chinafication” of Europe.
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