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You’ll Need A QR Code To Access Certain Parts Of Paris During The Summer Olympics 

During this year’s Summer Olympic Games, the French capital of Paris will be split into zones for security and safety reasons. If individuals want to enter certain areas, it will be required that they have a pass on their phone in the form of a QR code. 

Special measures will be implemented throughout the entire city starting in July with the Games. Residents themselves will need to apply for a special game pass, “Pass Jeux,” on a platform run by police in order to enter certain zones of the city. 

This system will mainly apply to people who are driving, however, pedestrians will also be required to show a QR code in any areas labeled “gray zones,” which will mainly be around the River Seine around where the opening ceremony will be taking place.

According to Metro UK, the codes will be checked at various access points along the entrances of each zone, which will be guarded by officers. 

Applications for the passes have been opened to the public, and requires individuals to upload various documents in order to be authorized. 

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The opening ceremony gray zone requirements will be in place 24 hours a day for an eight-day period from July 18th to the 26th. 

Once the games officially begin the gray zone will be lifted but drivers will still need their passes at the perimeters of the “red” and “blue” zones which also cover significant areas around the city. The gray zones cover areas where events are taking place. 

“To be granted a pass, people must show proof of identity, an identity photo, their address, and potentially other documents including vehicle registration documents or proof of their employer,” according to Metro UK.

Safety is a huge concern for authorities during this year’s summer olympics. The UK government has warned that terrorists are likely to carry out attacks in France. 

“Zones prohibiting road traffic once the games begin are designed to protect the flow of spectators from the Olympic and Paralympic venues,” organizers said.

“They will be activated each day of the event on the site, 2.5 hours before the first competition and 1 hour after the last.”