Israelis need to show vaccine certificate to attend events: health ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-29 21:41:31|Editor: huaxia

JERUSALEM, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli health ministry said it has reimposed its Green Pass system on Thursday amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections.

Under the outline of the Green Pass, any person above the age of 12 will need a vaccination certificate to enter venues or participate in events with 100 people or more, which include gyms, restaurants, conferences, tourism sites, synagogues, mosques, and churches.

Unvaccinated adults are required to present a negative COVID-19 test to enter gatherings. The measure doesn't apply to those who have recovered from the disease.

The move comes a day after a panel of experts appointed by the health ministry advised the ministry to recommend the elderly to receive third vaccine shots.

More than 62 percent of the country's 9.3 million citizens have been vaccinated with at least one dose and about 57 percent with two doses. Most of them received the Pfizer vaccine. Enditem