Amit Acco, Partner | Updated: 07 May 2021
According to the Israeli Health Ministry statistics, 5,060,309 people in Israel have now received two doses of the vaccine, accounting for over 60% of the total population and more than 80% of the eligible population over the age of 16.
Israel is now preparing to start vaccinating children aged 12-15 as soon as the FDA will approve vaccine use for children of these ages.
Pfizer vaccine 96.7% effective at preventing COVID deaths, Israeli data shows. Shots also 97.5% effective against serious illness, and 95.3% effective in preventing infection
What is the Green Passport?
The Green Pass is an entry permit to places or facilities for recovered coronavirus patients and vaccinated people.
Who is eligible for Green Passport?
The Green Pass is issued by the Israeli Ministry of Health to anyone who vaccinated for coronavirus in Israel, who recovered from coronavirus disease in Israel. The pass will be issued two weeks after a person gets the second of the two shots required for coronavirus immunization in Israel.
A person that have been vaccinated out of Israel, can not obtain Green Passport by having a serological test in Israel.
What are the benefits of the Green Passport?
Holders will have the right to skip quarantine after exposure to a diagnosed virus carrier. The holder of the Green Passport can enter the following business:.
- Gyms and studios
- Swimming pools
- Restaurants and cafes
- Stadiums, pitches, sporting events and venues
- Theaters, cinemas and cultural venues
- Cultural events
- Exhibitions (outside of museums)
- Event gardens
What is the purpose of doing Serologic test in Israel, if I can’t get Green Passport?
The purpose of doing the serological test in Israel is to shorten the isolation period upon entry to Israel (with the later approval of the Israeli Ministry of Health).