Israel to launch app granting "Green Pass" to people who were vaccinated against Covid-19
I ntwo weeks, holders of the pas will be allowed to enter hotels, gyms and other leisure facilities
Reuters | 16:00 10.02.2021
Israel plans to open up some hotels, gyms and other leisure facilities in two weeks to those documented as being immune to Covid-19, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Wednesday, in a possible harbinger of a wider emergence from the pandemic. Having administered Pfizer Inc vaccines to almost 40% of its 9 million population, Israel saw first signs of managing to outpace highly contagious virus variants, he added.
Israelis will be able to resume leisure activities with the "green Pass" for vaccinated people. Photo: APIsrael has said it would issue an official app allowing users to link up to their Health Ministry files and show if they have been vaccinated against or recovered from Covid-19, with presumed immunity, in order to gain entry to leisure facilities. Those to whom neither applies would be able to get a Covid-19 test and, if the result is negative, display it on the app for up to 72 hours of similar access, officials have said. Initially dubbed "Green Passport", the system has been renamed "Green Pass" in an apparent bid to head off speculation that it would also enable unfettered travel abroad.