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France requires COVID-19 pass for Eiffel Tower, other sites

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

PARIS (AP) — Visitors now need a special pandemic pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters. It's the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a “stratospheric” rise in delta variant infections.

To get the pass, people must show they are either fully vaccinated, have tested negative for virus test or recently recovered from COVID-19.

The requirement went into effect Wednesday at cultural and tourist sites in France.

Lawmakers are starting debate on a bill that would expand the pass requirement to restaurants and many other areas of public life, and require all health workers to be vaccinated against the virus.

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