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Bahrain and Israel reach an agreement regarding mutual recognition of vaccination and green passport

April 24, 2021
finance & economytourism

The governments of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel reached an agreement regarding mutual recognition of vaccination and green passport.

This agreement is the first of its kind between the two countries and represents a global precedent for a bilateral agreement on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates.

This agreement has been reached after recent week-talks between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Israel, led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, and his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as after contacts have been signed between the Israeli Embassy in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health in both countries.

According to the agreement, people who have been vaccinated in both countries and received vaccinations recognized in the other country will be exempt from quarantine and be able to enter places that require a “green passport”.

In the second phase, arrangements will be made for people who have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not recognized by one of the two countries.

The identification process will be carried out digitally, which will greatly facilitate entry into both countries and is expected to strengthen tourism, trade and economic relations between the two countries.

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