Tour de France 2021: mask compulsory and health pass required in several areas



The health pass will be compulsory in specific areas during the departures and arrivals of the four Breton stages (Brest, Landerneau, Perros-Guirec, Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan), the organizers of the Tour de France announced on Tuesday, June 22. It will also be necessary to bring them during the presentation of the teams of the Tour de France, Thursday afternoon in Brest.

The decision applies from the age of 11. The areas concerned are the places located at the start of the stages in front of the podium and around the line, at the arrivals in the last hundreds of meters. “The gauge will take into account the configuration of the sites”, said Pierre-Yves Thouault, deputy director of the Tour. Regarding the presentation of the 23 teams, the pass will be required on the long parade crossing the city of Brest to the place of ceremony.

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Mask obligatory on the roadside

The health pass is in the form of an individual QR code. The latter justifies one of the following scenarios: having tested negative for Covid-19 in the last 48 hours, being fully vaccinated or having been sick and recovered for less than six months.

People who do not wish to use the TousAntiCovid application will be able to print their QR code on a paper document, announced earlier this month the health authorities who had recalled the need to also present an identity document.

In addition, the mask will be mandatory “On all the devices of the Tour de France”, indicated Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour, to Franceinfo. It will also be for people wishing to witness the passage of cyclists on the side of the road, he said. Indeed, if the mask is no longer necessary outdoors since June 17, it remains mandatory in gatherings, crowded places, or stadiums, explained Prime Minister Jean Castex.

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