Israel is set to unify all of its coronavirus vaccine certificates under one "unified pass" as the first jabs given to Israelis reache the six-month mark.
The country began its exceptionally high-paced vaccination campaign back in December that allowed Israel to become one of the first states in the world to fully reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health Ministry said the so-called unified pass will be available to Israelis in two weeks' time on June 30 and will be valid until the end of 2021. The certificate will consolidate the Green Pass issued to those who'd been given both vaccine shots and those who have recovered from the virus.
"The ministry is working to create a unified pass that will replace the vaccine and recovery certificates. The launch of the unified certificate is expected in the near future, and currently it is expected to be valid until the end of 2021," said the Health Ministry in a statement.
The ministry added that some of the passes for recovered COVID sufferers will expire soon, depending on when the person first contracted the virus.
Some of those who were infected with the disease early on will have their passes expire as soon as the end of June.
Among the reasons for the consolidation of passes is international travel. The ministry wanted to avoid the situation where Israelis with vaccine or recovery passes arrive at airports or one of the border crossings in the country with a certificate that is wrongly not valid.