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Israel, EU reach deal to mutually recognize vaccine certificates

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15.09.2021

Israel and the European Union reached an agreement on Wednesday to mutually recognize vaccine certificates, the Foreign Ministry announced, in a move that will allow travelers access to Green Pass programs.

The ministry said work on the agreement would be completed in early October and would give vaccinated Israeli tourists and business people access to the EU Green Pass, allowing entrance to “restaurants, cultural centers, public institutions and more.”

It would also allow Israel to gear up to begin accepting tourists from Europe, the statement said. Furthermore, it will allow Israelis access to other countries’ programs, should they join the initiative in the future.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid hailed the agreement as “an important step in laying the groundwork for a return to normal with regard to flight and tourism ties between Israel and the EU.”

“I congratulate the teams at the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Health and the Israeli Embassy to the European Union in Brussels for this important achievement,” he said.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz called it “a big step forward in our effort to ease the situation for the public and allow a........

© The Times of Israel


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