February 15, 2021
TEL AVIV — Israel plans to reopen gyms, shopping malls and hotels to those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who can produce a “green passport” — a certificate of presumed COVID-19 immunity, displayed on an Israeli Health Ministry app.
In a transcript of a speech to Cabinet on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office laid out plans to “make Israel the first country in the world to exit from the coronavirus”.
The second of three stages in the approach calls for an immunity passport limited to those who have been vaccinated.
“We will allow benefits to those who have been vaccinated,” Netanyahu says in the remarks, “so that they will be able to enter hotels, museums, cultural appearances, restaurants, pools, malls, basketball and soccer games, flights abroad and the like.