The obligation for customers to have a health pass to enter a hotel could result in the closure of 70% of independent hotels in Île-de-France, estimated the president of the National Group of Independents. hotel and catering (GNI) Île-de-France, Pascal Mousset.
Health pass obligation: tourists should shun hotels
The sanitary pass could well be the coup de grace for Parisian hotels, estimated Pascal Mousset, president of the National Group of Independent Hotels and Restaurants (GNI) Île-de-France, guest of BFMTV on July 19, 2021. According to his estimate, by early August 2021, in Île-de-France, 70% of independent hotels could close, after just two months of opening.
In question, the obligation for customers to present a health pass at the entrance, an obligation that risks diverting a large part of them from hotel establishments in favor of Airbnb type rentals. Note that this estimate concerns only the Île-de-France region and only independent hotels (there are 6,000 in Île-de-France).
For employees of hotels, cafes and restaurants, the health pass will only be compulsory from August 30, 2021
Still according to Pascal Mousset, 25% of members of his professional federation have already consumed their loan guaranteed by the State and would risk filing for bankruptcy at the start of the 2021 school year. Even though the sector was hoping for a recovery during the summer of 2021, thanks to tourist stays by European citizens, the health pass is falling like a chopper. The only consolation: the obligation to have a health pass for employees has been postponed to August 30, 2021.
According to Élisabeth Borne, the Minister of Labor, this obligation to present a health pass in hotel establishments is an essential measure, without which hotels would have had to be closed again, given the epidemic outbreak we are witnessing.