QR code, anti-terrorist perimeter… Gérald Darmanin specifies the security system for the opening ceremony

The opening ceremony on the Seine will be one of the great moments of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (JO), and, despite an increased level of the Vigipirate plan since the Moscow attack, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin , displays his confidence and his great desire to maintain it.

“As long as they are very secure, major events are undoubtedly among the safest places, those where there will be the least possibility of carrying out the actdeclared, Monday April 8, Mr. Darmanin to the daily The Parisian. So, yes, I think it’s a good idea to keep this ceremony on the banks of the Seine”he added.

“Today, we have no distinct terrorist threat to the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games”he insisted, specifying that he “work[ait] not “ to a plan B for the opening ceremony on July 26. “None of the 205 delegations refuses to participate, neither the American team, nor the Israeli team, nor the Iranian team”he said again, seeing it as proof “let us reassure them about security”.

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Online platform from May 10 to obtain a QR code

The online platform allowing you to register to access the security perimeters around the competition sites and to have a QR code will be operational on May 10, the minister said.

This platform concerns “several tens of thousands of people: residents, rights holders (guests), consumers, people working in the sector”.

This concerns all people who will have to enter the anti-terrorism protection zone (known as Silt, resulting from the Internal Security and Fight against Terrorism law). They will have to communicate their first and last names, date of birth.

“Security screenings”

Without registering on this site, “you won’t be able to go back”said Mr. Darmanin, explaining, without detail, that “security screenings will be carried out” for those registered.

At this stage, 195,000 screenings of people accredited to the Olympics have already been carried out, out of a total of 1 million. “One hundred and sixty-one “S files”” were excluded, including “105 for radical Islam, 35 from the ultra-right, 18 from the ultra-left and 3 for foreign interference”he said again.

All 285,000 private security agents who will work for the Olympics were also screened. There have been “1,392 refusals”. The latter had their “professional card because they had a criminal record, were on file or in an irregular situation”specified Mr. Darmanin.

Anti-terrorist device one week before the ceremony

For the opening ceremony, an anti-terrorist system will be put in place one week before the event. Four bridges will remain open to automobile traffic: the Notre-Dame bridge, the Sully bridge, the Iéna bridge and the Invalides bridge, plus a pedestrian bridge, the Léopold-Sédar-Senghor footbridge.


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On the day of the ceremony, “an even more restrictive system will be put in place from 1 p.m. with a near-stoppage of traffic”, detailed the minister. In this area, around fifteen metro stations will be closed. The metros will run, but will not stop there.

The Louvre, the Gare d’Orsay, the Gare d’Austerlitz, the Institute of the Arab World “will remain accessible [à partir] other entrances located outside the anti-terrorist perimeter, but you will need to have reserved your tickets in advance and show your identity document”.

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