Israel ‘Green Pass’ will allow vaccinated and recovered access to sport and culture events

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel reopens stores, malls, gyms Sunday in major easing of COVID restrictions
by Staff
February 20, 2021

Israel is set to roll back some of the major restrictions imposed in late December as part of a third lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, with stores, gyms, hotels and other venues allowed to reopen on Sunday morning. Street-front shops, malls, markets, museums, and libraries will be open to all Israelis. But only those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 will be able to use gyms, enter sporting and culture events, hotels, and swimming pools. The Health Ministry on Thursday launched the long-awaited “Green Pass” certificate which will enable those vaccinated or recovered from the coronavirus to take part in various activities. READ MORE

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