No mask and COVID-19 testing required this year-Entertainment News, Firstpost

The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 17 to 28; masks and covid tests are not mandatory.

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The Cannes Film Festival plans to remove COVID-19 restrictions before its 75th year. According to Variety, the annual film festival will not test attendees, as it did last year, and will not impose a mask requirement for screenings and activities. “As the health pass is no longer valid in France, guests will not be required to provide proof of a test or vaccination to access the Palace,” said François Desrousseaux, general secretary of Cannes.

He added: “Most of the participants will probably be vaccinated anyway because France has made it very difficult for unvaccinated travelers to enter the country.”

He also mentioned that 95% of the adult population in France has already received the two injections of the vaccine.

“We are in a very different situation from last year because the curve of COVID-19 infections is going down instead of up,” he said.

Masks will not be required indoors, as they were last year, but will be strongly encouraged. Desrousseaux, on the other hand, said Cannes employees will wear masks.

The Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 17 to 28, 2022, for the 75th time.

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