Updated May 30, 2021 13:41 IST
UPDATE: As of June 1st, the Green Pass will no longer be required within Israel. However, it will still be possible to use a Tav Yarok to prove vaccination, recovery or anti-body findings within Israel to gain exemption from quarantine when arriving in Israel from abroad.
(Those who do have a Tav Yarok and are still told in the airport that they are required to quarantine should contact the Misrad Habriut to verify their status and obtain their quarantine exemption. For those who do not have Israeli documentation of vaccination, recovery or anti-body findings within Israel, see here for information about exemption from quarantine upon arrival.)
There have been several ongoing issues for foreigners who are vaccinated or recovered in obtaining the Green pass. Chaim V’Chessed has reached out to Health Ministry officials regarding these issues. They are aware of the problem and are working to solve it. We are hopeful that there will be a solution soon.
- The green passes are generated by the Misrad Habriut through the Kupot Cholim. As such, anyone who was vaccinated but is not a member of Kupot Cholim, though technically eligible for the certificate, has no way to procure one. This applies to both Israeli citizens and foreigners. We advise that it may be helpful to obtain some written confirmation of vaccination from the institution who administered the vaccine, example MADA/ the hospital. For MADA, this can be done by emailing CHMO@mda.org.il and asking for a confirmation that you were vaccinated.
- A member of Kupot Cholim who was vaccinated in any location other than Kupot Cholim, example MADA/ a hospital, should get the vaccination registered by presenting proof of vaccination from MADA/ the hospital to the Kupot Cholim, after which he will be able to issue a Tav Yarok. For MADA, this can be done by emailing CHMO@mda.org.il and asking for a confirmation that you were vaccinated. Foreigners must include a copy of their passport in the email.
- Foreign Kupot Cholim members who were vaccinated and listed under their 77 numbers can, as of now, obtain a vaccination certificate which includes both their passport and Kupat Cholim ID numbers. In order to add a passport number onto a Tav Yarok (for travel and other purposes) one must first have a Tav Yarok. This will show the ID number on which the person was tested, which will be their 77 number or Kupat Cholim number. Meuhedet members can email their local branch (e.g. email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com etc. or firstname.lastname@example.org). Write a brief request including the name, Meuhedet number and the passport number you want added. Attach a copy of the first Tav Yarok and passport. Meuhedet will forward your request to the Chamal who will then send Meuhedet a new, updated Green Passport. For members of all other Kupot Cholim, one can contact their local branch for information on how to do this.
- It is possible to receive a Tav Yarok based on a serological test performed in Israel. Note: When taking the antibody (serological) test, it is imperative to provide an Israeli cell phone number which is used for identification when obtaining the Tav Yarok.