May 26, 2024
France

QR Codes Required to move around Paris during Olympics

Paris Olympics 2024: QR Codes Unveiled for Tightened Security Measures

Excitement is mounting as the countdown to the Paris Olympics 2024 begins, but amidst the anticipation, organizers are unveiling stringent security measures – starting with QR codes.

This week, the platform for obtaining QR codes, essential for navigating security perimeters during the opening ceremony, has been launched. From July 18th to 26th, these QR codes will be mandatory for accessing designated areas around iconic landmarks like Île de la Cité, Île Saint Louis, Pont d’Austerlitz, and Trocadéro.

To acquire a QR code, applicants must visit the designated platform and follow the outlined procedures. Additionally, provisions have been made for motorized vehicles, allowing applicants to secure QR codes for their vehicles as well.

Eligibility for QR code applications extends to residents, workers, and visitors with valid credentials, such as event tickets, proof of residence, or employment contracts. A valid photo ID is also required for verification purposes.

The security measures extend beyond simple access control. Pedestrians and cyclists must present their QR codes to enter the “gray” zone surrounding the Seine, with strict regulations on motorized vehicle access. Meanwhile, the “red” zone permits free movement for pedestrians and cyclists but imposes restrictions on motorized vehicles.

Crucially, on the day of the opening ceremony – July 26, 2024 – motorized access will be heavily regulated and ultimately prohibited to ensure the smooth execution of the event.

With these measures in place, organizers aim to strike a balance between security and accessibility, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees of the Paris Olympics 2024.

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