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What is this QR code that will be mandatory in Paris during the 2024 Olympics ?

A QR code will be required to travel around Paris, near the Olympic sites, this summer. before and during the 2024 Olympic Games. The objective is to avoid the presence of “dangerous” people.

He will have "nothingà see with the QR code Covid", assured the prefect of Paris Laurent Nuñez, on France Info< /em>. This Friday, May 10, the Paris Police Prefecture opened an online platform on which it will be possible, From Monday May 13, to request a special QR code for the Olympic Games. This will be necessary to travel in certain areas of the capital this summer, around the Olympic sites or the Seine for example. The scope within which the QR code will be mandatory will evolve depending on the dates. This is during the week before the Olympic Games and until after the Olympic Games. According to the opening ceremony, the area will be the most extensive: it will run along the Seine, from the Trocad' the Porte de Bercy via the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens or even the Ile de la Cité. At this time the perimeter will be non-motorized.

But who will be concerned? by this QR code ? Anyone who wants to go to the area where it will be obligatory: Parisians, traders, those who live on barges but also tourists and customers of restaurants or hotels. Once the opening ceremony has passed, certain motorized vehicles will also be allowed to move in this perimeter è using this QR code: the cars of local residents who park in the area, the police, firefighters or emergency doctors, or even funeral directors.

Without a QR code, it will still be possible to cross the Seine via one of the five open bridges. "There will be four crossing bridges open à automobile traffic: Notre-Dame, Sully, Iena and Invalides, plus a pedestrian bridge, the Léopold-Sédar Senghor footbridge. Five bridges, therefore, which will allow crossing the anti-terrorist perimeter, detailed Gérald Darmanin at Parisien. The Ministry of the Interior will also set up a leafleting campaign to help people who do not have a smartphone or who are in a situation of electronics. "The police will exercise discernment: if a 95-year-old gentleman arrives with his coin “Identity, we will do the work with him,” he said. Gérald Darmanin. 

An administrative investigation into each applicant

Why create this QR code ? The objective is to ensure "that no dangerous person can gain access ;observe security perimeters" explainedé Gérald Darmanin. The hypothesis of an attack or a terrorist attack targeting the Olympic Games has not been ruled out and the area in which the QR code will be mandatory will correspond to à the "safetyé internal affairs and the fight against terrorism.

You will therefore have to give several pieces of information to receive a QR code such as your name, first name, address, date of birth. Once the request is completed on the platform, you will have to wait several days to obtain your pass due to administrative investigations. Registrations will begin Monday May 13. The prefect of Paris firmly denies the idea circulating on conspiracy sites, which says that we will not be able to walk in Paris without a QR code" during the Games. "It's false", he says on France Info Friday 10& nbsp;May. "People's economic lives and personal lives will be able to continue as expected. operate" before and during the Olympic Games.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116