Quarantine exemption to only apply to those with 3rd vaccine shot from Sunday

Channel 12 news reports that starting Sunday Israelis who do not get their third booster shot will lose eligibility for the Green Pass. They will also lose exemption from quarantine in the case they come in contact with a verified coronavirus patient.

Even without the hundreds of thousands infected with COVID-19 in the past six months — who wouldn’t need the third vaccine dose — the number of people who will no longer have a so-called Green Pass is over a million.

The pass will be valid starting one week after receiving the last required dose, and for six months after. The document, held by those who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, enables access to many public places and events, including restaurants and museums.

A temporary Green Pass can be obtained through a negative virus test, which must be paid for unless the individual is not eligible for vaccination.

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