When will the health pass be compulsory on long-distance trains?
August 9, except schedule delay regarding the entry into force of the law. On this date, it will therefore be necessary to bring the sesame to board the TGV and Intercités (not the TER).
The checks will be massive but not systematic ”,promises Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister of Transport.
Who will control?
The issue is hotly debated internally.
All the agents in the station or on board are likely to carry out the control of the pass, insofar as the verification of the identity is not required ”,we say to management.
The railway workers do not have to control the pass, retorts Didier Mathis, from Unsa, the second SNCF union.
This is the responsibility of the police. When travel certificates were compulsory for travel, controllers did not verify them. It was the role of the police. It’s the same with the past. Sud-Rail approves. The third organization of the SNCF calls the agents
not to control the pass ”. The meeting scheduled on this subject, this Thursday, July 29, between management and the unions promises to be eventful.
What about Air France?
On August 9, the pass will be required for domestic flights. It is already used for international flights, but also to Corsica and overseas. To streamline boarding, the company has set up an early validation of the pass.
Three days before departure, the passenger receives an email, offering to send the travel documents, required depending on the destination,indicates a spokesperson.
They are verified by our teams. If everything is in order, the customer will see the following on his boarding card during check-in: “Ready to fly”. Free and optional, this service requires manual verification of each document.
It is therefore reserved for the moment at certain destinations: Corsica, Overseas Territories, Bamako, Dakar, Greece. The capacity, limited to 2,500 passengers per day, must gradually increase. Passengers, who do not benefit from this device, must produce the pass when boarding. Please note: Greece requires a health form, called PLF, which must be completed and validated the day before the flight at the latest.
What about long-distance coaches?
The control will be systematic, we say at BlaBlaCar Bus.
They will be carried out by the driver. The operator also manages the BlaBlaCar carpooling service. In this case, the pass is not compulsory. Nevertheless, the French company intends to offer carpoolers the possibility in August to indicate on their profile if they are holders of the pass.
This is to reassure users.
By the way, will we have to keep the mask?
Yes. The health pass does not exempt you from wearing the mask on trains, planes, coaches and carpooling vehicles.