Israel’s COVID Passport

“As the country begins to reopen stores, gyms, hotels, and other venues starting next week, Israelis will need to show proof that they have been vaccinated against, or recovered from, COVID-19 before being allowed to enter some events and places. Street-front shops, malls, markets, museums, and libraries will be open to all Israelis. But only those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 will be able to use gyms, and enter sporting and culture events, hotels, and swimming pools, showing ‘green pass’ proof to gain access. The coronavirus czar, Nachman Ash, said Monday that Israelis will have to use an app as proof, or print out barcoded certificates to prove their status. Almost 4 million Israelis have now had at least one vaccination dose and 2.5 million–over a quarter of the population–have received both shots.”

“How Israel plans to operate a Covid ‘green pass,’” The Times of Israel, Feb. 16, 2021