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CDC card not accepted after September 12?

Any information on whether or not the CDC card will continue to be accepted after September 12 in Paris in lieu of (while waiting for) the Pass Sanitaire?
Thanks

Posted by
2588 posts

What indication do you have that a CDC card would not be accepted after September 12th?

Posted by
26 posts

Someone posted on this forum that he had heard this. I’m wondering if anyone else has heard this, or knows anything about it.

Posted by
9851 posts

I have seen the rumor flying around on the Forum, but I have no idea what it is based on.

Posted by
1598 posts

I have seen several posts on this forum that the CDC card has been widely accepted in Paris.

Posted by
9851 posts

Yes, but in the past two or three days there have been these specific posts of which we are speaking, in which someone claims to have heard “somewhere” that the French will stop accepting the CDC cards as of September 12. It is that rumor of which kkodros is speaking.

Posted by
3791 posts

When I was a teen, there was a song called "Rumors." In the song, the question was asked "how do rumors get started" and the answer "by the jealous people." I think I could be one of the the jealous people because in response to a person asking about purchasing train tickets on her day of arrival after getting her health pass, in trying to offer suggestions on how to get a pass and get to Lyon from CDG or Paris, I wrote that I had read an article that suggested that as of September 12th, CDC cards might not be accepted on trains that required health passes. I believe I summarized correctly what the author wrote when I used the word suggested as opposed to asserted or stated or something else like that. I hate to think that my statement may have led to anyone stressing out about their CDC passes not being accepted when I was trying to help a person think about possibilities and issues that might arise on her trip and have alternatives that would help her make the trip successful.

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2588 posts

Lacking any evidence to the contrary, there is no pending restriction for those wanting to continue to use their CDC cards as proof of Covid vaccination.

It is always helpful to add references or links to comments concerning policy changes or governmental decrees, and to avoid simply guessing what might occur without clearly qualifying such statements as speculation.

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9851 posts

To be honest, I find it hard to believe that the French would publish anywhere official that they are “no longer” accepting CDC cards as proof of vaccination for purposes of the health pass — precisely because they have explicitly avoided ever saying officially that they would accept them!

Various establishments (the Louvre was the first one I heard of) made their own decision to accept the CDC card. As time went on and the government didn't fuss at them about, they kept with it and more and more establishments did so.

You can't turn off officially what you never turned on officially.

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We've been in France since Sept. 11, in Paris and Poitiers, and everyone accepted the CDC card, except for SNCF, which didn't check the pass sanitaire at all in any form.

Applied on Aug. 30, still under construction.

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Thank you for posting how things are going! Good to hear. We are leaving tomorrow!

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We’ve been in France since Sept. 10 and everyone accepted the CDC card only. We applied for Heath pass on 8/30 and only one of us received the QR code via email on 9/14.