http://www.cp24.com ————– By AP —————Sun., Oct.03, 2021
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel restricted its COVID Green Pass on Sunday to allow only those who have received a vaccine booster dose or recently recuperated from coronavirus to enter indoor venues. The new criteria mean that nearly 2 million people will lose their vaccination passport in the coming days.
Israel is the first country to make a booster shot a requirement for its digital vaccination passport. The move is widely seen as a step to encourage booster vaccination among those who have yet to receive a third dose.
Under the new guidelines, people must have received a booster shot to be eligible for a green pass. Those who have received two vaccine doses, and those who have recovered from coronavirus, will be issued passes valid for six months after the date of their vaccination or recovery.
A convoy of cars slow down the traffic as they staged demonstration against the Health Ministry’s “green pass” restrictions, on Ayalon highway, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.