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FIND ALL THE INFORMATION RELATED TO THE HEALTH SITUATION IN THE VAUCLUSE AND IN THE GARD IN REAL TIME.

FAQ

Covid 19 devices - What is the current situation in Avignon?

Restrictions by prefectural decree applicable from July 29 to August 31, 2021: http://www.vaucluse.gouv.fr/covid-19-mesures-generales-pour-limiter-le-covid-a13999.html Main points to note:

  • Extension of the conditions of obligation to wear a mask for anyone eleven years of age and over for various activities and places listed in the prefectural decree.
  • Prohibition of alcohol consumption on public roads

All national measures, departmental measures as well as health protocols are available on the website of the State services in Vaucluse: http://www.vaucluse.gouv.fr/covid19-mesures-et-protocoles-sanitaires-a13790.html The documents are updated and completed “as they go”. Since July 21, the obligation to present a health pass has been extended in France to all places of leisure and culture bringing together more than 50 people. On August 9, 2021, the “health pass” is extended to cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, hospitals, retirement homes, medico-social establishments, as well as to travel by planes, trains and coaches for long-distance journeys. The health pass is not required until September 30 for children aged 12 to 18.

What are the plans for this summer in Avignon?

See the arrangements on the City of Avignon website : http://www.avignon.fr/toutes-les-actualites/actualite/festival-davignon-dispositifs-de-securite-et-protocole-sanitaire/ New prefectural decree July 29 to August 31: the health pass is not required until September 30 for children aged 12 to 18.

What is the health pass and how do I get it?

The health pass consists of the presentation of health proof, among the following three:

Pass Sanitaire - Avignon Tourisme NB : the time to obtain a complete vaccination schedule has increased to 7 days after the last injection of the double-dose vaccines. The Health Pass is presented for control digitally (via the TousAntiCovid application) or in paper format in the form of a vaccination certificate. Obtain and download your Health Pass on the TousAntiCovid app: > All the information on the site: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire

Do I need a health pass to see a show?

Since July 21, the obligation to present a health pass extends to all places of leisure and culture bringing together more than 50 people.

I do not have a health pass and I am already in Avignon, what should I do?

You can get tested in one of the following places : > click here to see the locations of the screening and vaccination centers

Heritage and health pass

Is the health pass compulsory to visit the Palais des Papes? Yes, from July 21, you must present a valid health pass at the entrance to the monument. Avignon bridge Yes, from July 21, you must present a valid health pass at the entrance to the monument. Museums Yes, from July 21, you must present a valid health pass at the entrance of museums with a capacity of more than 50 people.

I am coming to Avignon by train, do I need a health pass?

Yes if you take a TGV, an Intercité or a night train. From the beginning of August all long-distance transport will be subject to the health pass: train, bus, plane.

I want to stay at the hotel, what are the arrangements for accommodation in Avignon?

Most of Avignon Tourism’s partner accommodations are signatories of the Avignon Safe experience health charter. Through this charter, accommodation professionals undertake to do everything possible to welcome visitors in accordance with the measures and the application of health protocols following the evolution of recommendations and health measures. Avignon Safe Experience - Avignon Tourisme Find out more > health charter

I come to visit Avignon with my children, do they need a health pass for shows, activities and monuments-museums?

The “health pass” requirement is postponed to August 30 for young people aged 12 to 17. The reason is that since the vaccination was only opened for this age group in June, millions of young people would have been forced to perform repeated tests for all their summer activities, from July 21. This arrangement will allow 12-17 year olds to be vaccinated by August 30.

More info on : https://www.gouvernement.fr/pass-sanitaire-toutes-les-reponses-a-vos-questions

I am European, do I need a health pass to come to Avignon ?

The United Kingdom is classified in orange country: a compelling reason is requested for the unvaccinated as well as a PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours (compared to 48 hours previously) from the United Kingdom. Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece remain in green but are placed in enhanced vigilance: a negative PCR or antigen test lasting less than 24 hours is required from these countries for unvaccinated people. New rules applicable to vaccinated people : The constraints are lifted for people with a complete vaccination schedule: the overriding reason is no longer mandatory to travel to red or orange countries. From July 1, 2021, the QR Code on the French “sanitary pass” can be read anywhere in Europe, directly in the TousAntiCovid application. https://www.gouvernement.fr/le-1er-juillet-2021-le-pass-sanitaire-devient-europeen https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A15022 All about travel to and from abroad : https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements Depending on the mode of transport, the verification of the EU’s digital COVID certificates is carried out differently: > via air, sea or rail transport, checks will be carried out by transport companies at the start or randomly by the police; > by road, the checks will be carried out by the police and at random. https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/actualites-du-ministere/informations-coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-les-reponses-a-vos-questions/#summary_8

What places are subject to the extension of the health pass?

Extension of the Health Pass for the following places (+ 50 people for over 18s): 1st stage: July 21, 2021

  • Audition, conference, projection, meeting, performance or multipurpose rooms
  • Marquees, tents and structures
  • Games rooms and dance halls
  • Commercial establishments intended for exhibitions, trade fairs or exhibitions
  • Outdoor establishments
  • Covered sports establishments
  • Establishment of worship
  • Museums and rooms intended for cultural exhibitions
  • Libraries and Documentation Centers
  • Fairgrounds with more than 30 stands
  • Participants in competitions and non-professional sporting events when the number of participants is> 50 athletes.
  • In public space or space open to the public, for events likely to give rise to a control of the access of people

2nd stage: August 9, 2021

  • Cafes and restaurants (current law)
  • Shopping centers of +20,000 m2
  • Hospitals, retirement homes and medico-social establishments
  • Long-distance transport (current law): trains, buses, planes

I don't have a health pass, what can I do?

Guided tours With gauges of up to 40 people, they are not subject to presentation of a health pass. Please note, the health pass is required when entering a monument / museum is included in the visit route.

  • The little tourist train and the Open Tour
  • Vouland Museum (excluding events)
  • The salt loft
  • Villeneuve lez Avignon: The Chartreuse, the Gardens of the Saint-André Abbey and the Philippe Le Bel Tower
  • Panoramic Ferris Wheel
  • Vox Cinema + Capitole Studios (Le Pontet)
  • Parks and gardens
  • Halles market
  • Places of worship for celebration or free visit. Pass required if event (concert …)
  • River shuttle

I want to stay at the hotel, do I need a health pass?

No. Hotels are not subject to presentation of a health pass. However, for access to certain services and equipment, the pass will be necessary: hotel restaurant, swimming pool, etc.

I want to stay at the campsite, do I need a health pass?

Yes. For campsites and holiday homes with leisure facilities: swimming pool, performance hall. Check with the establishment beforehand. Most of Avignon Tourism’s partner accommodations are signatories of the Avignon Safe experience health charter. Through this charter, accommodation professionals undertake to do everything possible to welcome visitors in compliance with measures and the application of health protocols following the evolution of recommendations and health measures. > Find out more

VACCINATION CENTERS IN GRAND AVIGNON :
• Avignon Hospital
• SOS Médecins medical center rose de vents
• Covid-19 Intercommunal Vaccination Center – Le Forum – Les Angles / SIDSCAVAR

From February 1, 2021, Grand Avignon and Orizo are setting up a new transport service to the vaccination centers in Grand Avignon

This service transports people from their homes to the vaccination centers in Grand Avignon by small shuttles by reservation on 0800 456 456.

How it works ?
As soon as the vaccination appointment has been confirmed, the person can call 0800 456 456 (free toll-free number from a landline or mobile) to book their ALLOBUS Vaccination service.

Reservations can be made up to 2 hours before the trip and can be made up to 6 weeks after, for the appointment of the 2nd injection.
The hostess will indicate the round trip meeting time.
It is planned to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the vaccination appointment and return 45 minutes after.
The price is the price of the 1-trip ticket, i.e. € 1.40 per trip, or € 2.80 for the round trip, on sale with the driver and on the orizo ​​app. Authorized guide and free for the elderly or people with reduced mobility.

The service operates by reservation from Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays) and adapts to the opening hours of vaccination centers in Greater Avignon.
The Allobus standard is accessible Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.