Israel Set to Issue ‘Green’ Passports

Arriving at Ben Gurion airport. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Health Ministry is going ahead with plans for the Green Passport, despite concerns raised with the report of the British coronavirus variant. This passport will exempt its carrier from quarantine when returning from overseas.

According to the plan, residents who receive a vaccination will be handed the passport a week after they receive the second dose of the shot. With this passport, they will then able to fly to “red” countries without quarantining upon their return to Israel. They will also be exempt from quarantining after coming in contact with a verified patient.

Green passports will be issued from January 17.

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