Israel, UAE Sign ‘Green Corridor’ for Vaccinated Passengers

The first commercial passenger flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel arrive at the Ben Gurion International Airport. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a “green corridor” agreement allowing passengers vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries, the Israeli consulate in Dubai said on Twitter on Sunday.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and his UAE counterpart signed a mutual agreement, which recognizes the two countries’ COVID vaccination certificates.

The agreement will allow Israeli and UAE citizens free movement between the two countries, provided they possess an Emirati or Israeli issued immunization certificates, given to those who were fully inoculated or otherwise recovered from COVID.

The two ministers also agreed on continued cooperation on a range of issues, including emergency medicine, digital health, personalized medicine and dealing with pandemics.