An employee at a shopping centre checks visitors’ health passes in Ajaccio, France. Photo: AFP An employee at a shopping centre checks visitors’ health passes in Ajaccio, France. Photo: AFP
An employee at a shopping centre checks visitors’ health passes in Ajaccio, France. Photo: AFP

Online black market for fake coronavirus passes thrives in France amid anti-vaccination sentiment

  • A health pass is now mandatory in France to access most of the public spaces following the government’s plan to encourage vaccination
  • Accounts on Snapchat openly publicise their counterfeit documents, with some ads saying: ‘your health pass by email in eight to 10 hours maximum’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An employee at a shopping centre checks visitors’ health passes in Ajaccio, France. Photo: AFP An employee at a shopping centre checks visitors’ health passes in Ajaccio, France. Photo: AFP
An employee at a shopping centre checks visitors’ health passes in Ajaccio, France. Photo: AFP
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