New Taxi Voucher For Monaco, France Gears Up To Reopen Next Week

New Taxi Voucher For Monaco, France Gears Up To Reopen Next Week

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As part of a plan to revive Monaco’s economy, the government has launched a Ticket Taxis+ initiative to support businesses, Taxis de Monaco and residents in the Principality and bordering areas.

The voucher valued at €15 is co-subsidized by the government’s Red and White Fund (€10) with the remaining five euros covered by restaurateurs and merchants who chose to partner for Ticket Taxis+ service to offer, for example, a return-trip to a customer.

The incentive has a triple objective—to support Monaco taxis and businesses heavily impacted by the Covid crisis as well as “to improve the quality of life of Monegasque residents.” Additionally, it aims to motivate drivers in limiting the use of their cars.

Tickets cannot be cumulative and any price above the set fee will be the responsibility of the customer.

In France, shops and terraces are gearing to reopen May 19, although prime minister Jean Castex dropped a few restrictions yesterday in Le Parisien.

From next Wednesday, non-essential stores and shopping centers can reopen but will have to respect a gauge of 8 square meters per person.

Bar and restaurant terraces can also reopen but only at 50% capacity, with a maximum of six per table and establishments must close before curfew at 9 p.m. On June 9, restaurants can open interiors but under the same conditions. On June 30 all restrictions will be lifted.

Cinemas and theaters will also reopen May 19 but only with a capacity of one in three seats. Covered markets and cultural places, like museums, will also be subject to limited capacity. Ditto for religious ceremonies and weddings, with a gradual return of large family weddings from June 30.

Castex says measures will continue to be relaxed should the health situation continue to improve.