#Health

An employee at a Nordisk Film cinema in Copenhagen checks the "Coronapas” of a customer as they come to watch a film on the first day that cinemas in the Danish capital reopened on May 6, 2021. Photo: Tom Little / AFP
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Picking up pace: Health passes in Europe

Health passes are increasingly being adopted by European countries and limit entry to certain public places to those who have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative
"I'm going to be isolating for 10 days, fully vaccinated, which seems incredibly cruel," says Joan Corrigan, a 41-year-old from Northern Ireland who lives in Malaga.
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For British expats, Covid makes visits home almost impossible

After being double jabbed in Spain, Joan Corrigan thought she'd get home to see family before realising the UK authorities wouldn't recognise her vaccination and she'd have to quarantine
An employee checks a visitors' health pass at the entrance to the Puy du Fou theme park in Les Epesses, western France on July 21. Photo: Sebastien Salom-Gomis / AFP
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France launches controversial vaccine pass as fourth wave hits

French cinemas, museums and sports venues have begun asking visitors for proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test as the country rolls out a vaccine passport system
Wind turbines are seen near a coal-fired power station in Garzweiler, western Germany. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP / File
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Brussels sets stage for battle over emissions cuts

The European Commission is set to unveil a vast package of draft green legislation on Wednesday designed to govern a faster transition to a low carbon economy
Most old cars should be recycled as the EU framework foresees 90% of parts being recovered. Photo: John MacDougall / AFP / File
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EU prepares to send petrol cars to the scrap heap

Europe's prestigious carmakers lead the world in perfecting the internal combustion engine -- but the days of the petrol motor are numbered, and the continent is changing gear