As of today, July 1, 2021, another Covid19 restriction has been lifted in France, that being where gathering spaces such as bathhouses (otherwise also known as gay saunas) and cruising bars which were closed for well over a year, are now open.
There were a couple of bathhouses in the country testing the waters and opening once or twice
a week before the restriction was technically lifted but now it’s game on again.
Rules for who can come inside during these unusual times will be guided by what the
government still currently dictates but also with what an owner of these establishments wants to
include for their own precautionary measures for the safety of everyone at the moment.
For those that live in France and those lucky tourists visiting, it is suggested you arrive at these
venues prepared so that you don’t get turned away.
France loves paperwork, so bring along your passport or other nationality identification and
anything related to confirming that you are double vaxxed, that being any documents preferably with a QR
Code or have the QR Code of your vaccination through the Tous AntiCovid App available
Apparently, as of today, there will be a European Health Pass app available for those traveling
that might help with proving you have had your vaccination shots.
Upon entering one of these premises expect to have a fever monitor device set on your
forehead to check your temperature as an added precaution and you may be asked to use
some of their hand sanitizer gel also before venturing around inside.
What each owner decides to do is totally up to them, the ones I know of though here in the
French Riviera will be very on top of things with added precautions in place as they will not want to risk having to close again.
Word is that on July 9th, the nightclubs will reopen, I’ll post an update as more news and
information comes in.
Enjoy yourself and stay safe