12-17-aastased: Tervisepass hakkab kehtima neljapäeval, 30. septembril



  • The health pass for 12-17 year olds is required from September 30, after a additional time has been granted.
  • This measure concerns 5 million adolescents.
  • As for adults, this sesame certifies the vaccination against Covid-19 (from 12 years old), a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours, or a self-test carried out under the supervision of a healthcare staff. Or the immunity acquired after contracting the disease (for 6 months).

After the adults, it’s the turn of the teenagers… From Thursday September 30, young people from 12 to 17 years old will have to present a health pass to enter certain places or practice many activities. In total, this measure concerns more than 5 million adolescents. Eligible for vaccination since June, young people in this age group have benefited from a two-month reprieve compared to adults. But it is now over: like adults, they must be provided with the precious sesame to accompany them in certain places. A fine of 135 € is foreseen in the event of non-compliance with these instructions. This will of course be sent to the parents of the verbalized teenager.

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Places covered by the Health Pass for 12-17 year olds

The Health Pass must be presented in the following places:

Bars, restaurants, shows, cinemas, swimming pools, libraries, health services (including hospitals, except emergencies) and medico-social services, shopping centers in certain departments (by decision of the prefect), long-distance trips (domestic flights, journeys in TGV, Intercités and night trains and interregional coaches).

Täpsus: the obligation is for adolescents from 12 years and 2 months.“This two-month deadline will allow adolescents barely twelve years old on September 30, 2021 to receive their full vaccination schedule. “, specifies the government on its site.  

As a reminder, the Health Pass can include:

  • proof of full vaccination 
  • negative result of a test (PCR or antigen) less than 72 hours;
  • or proof of recovery from Covid-19 contamination.

Health pass: can children take the train?

What are the modalities for the Health Pass for children? How is the sanitary pass control carried out to take the train?

LThe Health Pass is now essential from the age of 12 to travel on long-distance transport (trains, coaches, etc.). This can be checked at the station or on board the train at any time, by SNCF agents, who can ask for an identity document. The Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, has set the SNCF the objective of controlling health passes in 25% of trains

Do children have to present a health pass before taking the train?

Children under 12 (not subject to the Health Pass) are not affected. From September 30, adolescents must present their health pass, like adults.

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What is the “blue bracelet” issued by the SNCF?

To streamline controls, SNCF has implemented the “blue bracelet”, issued before boarding, after checking the validity of the Pass. This blue bracelet allows you to facilitate access to the train for people whose Pass has already been checked.

Does the Health Pass exempt from wearing a mask?

No, have a valid health pass does not exempt from wearing a mask. Concretely, to take a train, any person alates 12 aastast olema a health pass, a mask, a ticket. Children from 11 years old must wear their mask like adults, throughout the journey, as well as in the departure and arrival stations.  

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Covid-19: the compulsory health pass in many places

After the president’s announcements made on July 12, 2021, the health pass is required in a greater number of structures. The detail.

Health pass: required in amusement parks, cinemas, etc. 

The 3 forms of the Health Pass

Remember that the Health Pass can take three forms:

  • proof of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test (less than 72 hours); a self-test carried out under the supervision of health personnel is also accepted;
  • the certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (attesting to natural immunity against the virus, after an infection of less than 6 months);
  • the complete vaccination certificate (two doses, one dose for people who have contracted Covid-19).

It can be created in the “Notebook” area of ​​the smartphone application AllAntiCovid, but can also be presented in its paper version. A single person from the same family can register the Health Pass for several of their relatives.

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Covid and holidays abroad: vaccination passport, negative test, and for children?

The health pass for traveling in Europe

For the vast majority of destinations in Europe, travelers from France must present a negative PCR test, eest vaccination certificate or proof of natural immunity against Sars-CoV-2. A device very close to the French health pass necessary for places and events from 50 people. A priori, this “roheline pass”Will also concern children, some countries having set an age limit (2 years in Portugal and Italy for example, 5 years in Greece).

But beware, due to the fragile health situation, some countries of the European Union still prohibit French people from accessing their territory, or require a longer or shorter period of isolation.

It is therefore best to find out well in advance and regularly until your departure. Sait “Taasavada EL”Has been put in place by the European Union to guide travelers, do not hesitate to consult it if you are planning to travel to Europe this summer. You can also contact the Europe Direct Information Center (Cied) on 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 (free and open from 9 a.m. to 18 p.m.).


For families going abroad, we can only recommend to go to the diplomatie.gouv.fr website, and in particular its “Advice to travelers", where alerts are regularly published.

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