Bise instincts: Frenchies kiss their way back to normality

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Bise instincts: Frenchies kiss their way back to normality

With more than 70% of the population vaccinated against Covid-19, France’s ‘la bise’ greeting is back

Yiming Woo

France’s traditional la bise greeting — a kiss on each cheek — is slowly making a comeback as the coronavirus recedes.

Bestowed on family, friends or anyone else in an informal setting, la bise was de facto banned at the height of the pandemic.

But with more than 70% of the population fully vaccinated, people can once more be seen planting what are usually just air kisses by a kissing sound on each other’s cheeks...

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