France becomes the first European country to launch its “health pass” digital for travel (not to be confused with the health pass planned to reopen bars, restaurants and other places open to the public). The initiative, which is part of the European project announced for next June across the continent, was unveiled by the Secretary of State in charge of Digital Cédric O on Monday, April 19 during a telephone brief. with the press.
A first test before generalization
Currently, negative results of PCR tests are required to enter France, travel to overseas departments and territories or to foreign countries, European or not. In the experimentation phase for a period of one month, the new system will make it possible from this Monday evening to present “quickly” its results of PCR or antigen tests in airports via the TousAntiCovid application, while guaranteeing their authenticity. From April 29, the application will also welcome vaccination certificates, then recovery certificates to be retrieved via the social security site ameli.fr.
This new feature called “TousAntiCovid Carnet” will initially be limited to flights to Corsica, but in the coming weeks it will extend to flights to overseas departments and territories, then to flights to the European Union in mid-June and eventually to flights outside the EU. Cédric O clarified that the use of the application would not be mandatory, it will still be possible to use a paper document to recover from the laboratory or the health professional who performed the test, or in PDF to print yourself via the platform http://sidep.gouv.fr/.
How it works ?
TousAntiCovid Carnet will arrive via an update of the application, the deployment of which is scheduled for this Monday at 6 p.m. The functionality will take place under the section dedicated to travel certificates. You should first retrieve your results from http://sidep.gouv.fr/ (or your vaccination certificate from ameli.fr from April 29). You will notice that the documents now include a kind of QR code (a DataMatrix code to be precise).
Then, go to the Notebook section of TousAntiCovid to scan the code, which will allow you to import your document into the application. You can then present it during checks at airports. The government ensures that data is secure and stored locally on users’ phones. For their part, the police, customs and airport staff will use a specific application called TousAntiCovid Verif to read the codes.
Finally, note that a free telephone assistance device is available 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 0 800 08 71 48 for people less comfortable with digital tools.
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