Coronavirus

Europe put to the test by the pandemic
The European continent has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is testing the health systems and economies of EU member states, European solidarity and the functioning of the Schengen Area. It forces citizens to adopt new ways of living and working.
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.
"I'm going to be isolating for 10 days, ... […]

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
An employee checks a visitors' health pa... […]

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
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