Nearly 2 million Israelis lose Green Pass as new rules enter effect
(Worthy News) – The new Green Pass rules took effect on Sunday, with nearly 2 million Israelis losing their passes under the updated immunity guidelines, due to not being vaccinated with a COVID-19 booster shot.
Starting on Sunday, the Green Pass will be valid for six months after a person’s last vaccine shot, a change in policy that will affect between 1.7 million and 1.9 million Israelis, according to Hebrew media reports. At the same time, police will step up enforcement of the proof of vaccine document at gatherings and venues in cities with high rates of infection.
All existing Green Passes will be voided and all Israelis must receive new ones through the Health Ministry’s website or app (the new passes became available on Saturday night after midnight). The new rules also require those who recovered from COVID to get one vaccine dose to be eligible for a Green Pass. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]
Green Pass update delayed as Health Ministry system crashes, causing chaos
The planned launch Sunday of new rules for the Green Pass ground to halt within hours as a Health Ministry system crashed, preventing Israelis from obtaining their new permits.
In the wake of the snag, the Health Ministry announced that existing Green Passes, which had been set to expire at midnight Saturday, would continue to be valid for the coming days.
The plan had been that all existing Green Passes, which grant access to public venues for those who are inoculated against COVID-19 or have recovered from it or have recently tested negative, would expire on October 3 and new passes issued under tighter terms — primarily that holders must have had at least both vaccine shots and a third booster dose. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]