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UAE and Israel sign ‘green corridor’ travel agreement

Officials from both countries agreed to mutually recognise Covid-19 vaccination certificates

The UAE and Israel have signed an agreement to facilitate the unrestricted movement of vaccinated individuals between countries.

As part of the agreement, vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities of each other’s countries will be recognised, and authorities in both countries will be able to develop specific procedures to facilitate the safe movement of travellers.

The MoU was signed virtually by Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, the UAE’s Minister of Health and Prevention, and Nitzan Horowitz, the Minister of Health of Israel.

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According to Al Owais, the MoU will enable the two countries to enhance coordination with regards to large-scale health initiatives, allowing countries to exchange expertise and share the best international practices for digital health monitoring.

Both Israel and the UAE have rolled out extensive vaccination programmes and operate an app-based green pass system, which requires people to be vaccinated to visit many public places.

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