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Ben Gurion Airport's arrival and departure corridors

Israel, UAE sign 'green corridor' agreement for vaccinated passengers

Health minister says deal allows free movement between the two countries via mutual recognition of issued COVID Green Passes; deal comes a week before Israel set to open its borders to vaccinated tourists

i24NEWS, Reuters |
Published: 10.24.21, 14:16
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a "green corridor" agreement allowing passengers vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries, the Israeli consulate in Dubai said on Twitter on Sunday.
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  • According to Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, the agreement allows free movement between Israel and the UAE via mutual recognition of Emirati and Israeli-issued COVID vaccination and recovery certificates, without isolation or bureaucracy.
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    Ben Gurion Airport's arrival and departure corridors
    Ben Gurion Airport's arrival and departure corridors
    Ben Gurion Airport's arrival and departure corridors
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    "I was happy to sign this morning with the Health Minister of the United Arab Emirates, an agreement for a green corridor between the two countries," Horowitz said on his Twitter account.
    The agreement with the UAE acts as a precursor to Israel's plan to reopen its borders to most fully immunized tourists, which will go into effect on November 1.
    Tourists from countries where the pandemic is surging will be barred from entry, as will those who have received vaccines not approved by the World Health Organization.
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    Green Pass issued in Israel
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    During their videoconference on Sunday, Horowitz and his Emirati counterpart, Abdoul Rahman Ben Mohammed Al Owais, also underlined "the cooperation which is being woven between the countries, in many fields, and that of health in particular," Horowitz added.
    They also agreed to meet "as soon as possible" to promote "common actions" and strengthen ties between the two countries.

    Republished with permission from i24NEWS
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