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Israel, Greece agree on 'green passports' for citizens vaccinated for COVID-19

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed Feb. 9 to adopt a mutual tourism pact, which will enable those already vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel between the two countries freely.
A member of the French Civil Defence checks an air traveller's documents at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, north of Paris, on February 5, 2021, after France implemented tough border restrictions as part of new efforts to contain Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) infections. - France on February 1, 2021, curbed international travel by banning most flights outside the European Union. Only urgent reasons for travel are accepted and border police require written proof before allowing passengers to board.

Israel and Greece agreed yesterday to mutually recognize each other’s “green passports,” enabling people vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defined the policy adopted by the two as “without any limitations, no self-isolation, nothing.” Netanyahu further said that the green passport policy will "allow us to open the economy, trade, cultural institutions and the rest of the education system, but carefully. Once we remove flight restrictions, we will be able to fly to Greece without any limitations."

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