Most remaining COVID restrictions to be lifted Tuesday

Israel on Tuesday will lift the remaining coronavirus restrictions on gatherings, and will no longer limit entry to certain venues only to the vaccinated.

The so-called Purple Badge and Green Pass systems will be scrapped, meaning that Israelis will no longer require proof of vaccination to enter various venues, and capacity limits at stores, restaurants and other sites will be lifted. There will be no further caps on gatherings, indoors or outdoors.

The indoor mask mandate remains in place, however, though health officials have indicated it will soon be lifted, too.

The move comes after just four new virus cases were diagnosed on Sunday.

Israelis attend a movie at Cinema City in Jerusalem for the official reopening, after 14 months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, on May 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
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