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Vaccination certificate can be be used as ‘Green Pass,’ Health Ministry says

The Health Ministry says vaccination certificates can be used as a “Green Pass” for now, after the site issuing the passes collapsed, a day before they are set to go into use.

The Health Ministry says it already said the certificates could be used as a Green Pass.

The ministry website issuing the passes has been down for most of the night.

“There are heavy loads on the service issuing the Green Card, and therefore there may be difficulties,” the ministry says. “At the same time, most applications have been completed successfully and tens of thousands of people have already have their Green Pass.”

On Sunday morning Israel will roll back some of the major restrictions imposed in late December as part of its third lockdown, with stores, gyms, hotels and other venues allowed to reopen, for Green Pass holders.

People who have recovered from the virus can also get the pass.

The Health Ministry launched the long-awaited program on Thursday.

To be allowed to open Sunday, relevant businesses must scan people for the pass and only accept those carrying it.

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