Green Pass Restrictions

Green Pass eligibility criteria have been updated on 3.10.2021. Any Pass issued prior to this date has been made void (even if the validity on it is 31.12.2021) and it cannot be used to enter facilities that must comply with Green Pass requirements. To get a Green Pass with an updated validity, request a new one.

Changes to the Green Pass

Due to changes in Green Pass eligibility criteria, any Pass issued prior to 3.10.2021 has been made void. If you photocopied or printed a Green Pass that had been issued before this date, the embedded QR code would no longer work and you will be not allowed to enter facilities that must comply with the Green Pass restrictions. Simply get a new Green Pass.

Request a new Green Pass in accordance with current criteria and validity

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Who is eligible for a Green Pass and what is its validity?

Vaccinated persons:
  • Those who have received two or three doses one week after the day of last vaccination are eligible for a Green Pass valid for up to six months from the date of last vaccination
  • Those who have received only one dose are not eligible for a Green Pass, even if they test positive on a serologic test after vaccination
Recovered persons:

* Recovered persons = holders of a certificate of recovery with a positive PCR test result

  • Those who have recovered once or twice and have not been vaccinated are eligible for a Green Pass valid for up to six months from the date of the last certificate of recovery
  • Those who have recovered and have also received only one vaccine dose before or after recovery are eligible for a Green Pass valid through 31.3.2022
  • Recovered children 12 years and 3 months of age or younger are eligible for a Green Pass valid until 31.03.2022, or until they reach the age of 12 years and 3 months, whichever is later (beginning 17.10.2021)
Persons with a positive serologic test: 
  • Those who have recovered and subsequently tested positive on a serologic test, have never been vaccinated before testing, and after testing received at least one dose of the vaccine are eligible for a Green Pass valid through 31.12.2022
  • Children 12 years and 3 months of age or younger who test positive on a serologic test are eligible for a Green Pass valid through 31.12.2022 or until they are 12 years and 3  months old, whichever is later (beginning 17.10.2021)

The Green Pass eligibility of those who have been vaccinated or those who have recovered outside of Israel and the validity of said Pass depend on the number of doses of the vaccine that they have received and on the results of the serologic and PCR tests in Israel.

Persons with a negative COVID-19 test (temporary Green Pass):
  • Children 12 years and 3 months of age or younger who test negative on a PCR test as part of Magen Education program are eligible for a one-week Green Pass, effective until the end of the seventh day after testing, including testing day
  • Adults and children who have tested negative on a rapid test may present the test results in order to enter facilities that must comply with the Green Pass restrictions in the 24 hours after testing. Before entry, they may present either the QR code of the test itself or use the test to have a 24-hour Green Pass issued by scanning the QR code via the Traffic Light App.
    How to get a Green Pass with a rapid test
  • Adults and children with a negative privately funded PCR test result can request a daily Green Pass, which is valid for only 72 hours from testing day

Exemptions from showing a Green Pass

  • Children 3 years of age or younger
  • Children 12 years and 3 months old or younger with a disability certificate

Get a Green Pass if you have a negative test result

Where can you get the Green Pass?

  • The Traffic Light website (the Pass can be printed)
  • The Traffic Light App (Google Play, App Store)
  • Self-service stations across the country (view the map)
  • The Ministry of Health Hotline at *5400
  • People with a kosher phone, a fax machine and an unblocked number: Via an interactive voice response system at 02-5082000
    This service has two stages:
    • Provide your I.D. or passport or visa number (the number with which you have identified yourself with when you got vaccinated or tested) as well as your date of birth
    • Answer a return call or a one-time verification code (to the number listed on your HMO record)
      If you are eligible for a Green Pass, you will need to enter a fax number and the Pass will be faxed back within a few hours.
      If you are not eligible for a Green Pass, the interactive voice response system will inform you accordingly and the call will end.
      Notice: The interactive voice response system is only available for callers from unblocked numbers.

The Ministry of Health is the only body authorized to issue a Green Pass. HMOs are not authorized to issue a Green Pass, only COVID certificates.

What personal information is required to get the Green Pass?

  • Identity document number
    If your HMO has your passport number or your visa number, enter them instead of the identity document number. It is not possible to request a Green Pass with your HMO member number.
  • Your mobile phone number - the one that your HMO has on record
  • Date of birth

Frequently asked questions about the Green Pass

Where is the Green Pass accepted?

The Green Pass is recognized within the jurisdiction of the State of Israel.
The Green Pass may not be used outside of Israel or for leaving Israel. Various certificates (COVID certificates, negative results on coronavirus tests, permission from the Exceptions Committee or several documents combined) might be required by other countries.

Further information on the certificates that must be presented when arriving in or leaving Israel

Facilities that must comply with Green Pass restrictions

This includes updates that will become effective on 11.10.2021
  • Culture and sporting events
  • Cinemas and theatres
  • Conferences and exhibitions
  • Hotels
  • Indoor or outdoor hotel, hostel, or guest house pools. A Green Pass is not mandated in other indoor or outdoor pools (which are in hotels), but Purple Badge restrictions apply
  • Gyms and studios
  • Places of worship with more than 50 people
  • Event venues and gardens
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants, bars, dining rooms and cafes. The Green Pass requirement applies to the indoor area of a restaurant and not to the outdoor area
  • Museums: Students and chaperons without a Green Pass can participate if in the same formation as at school (regular capsules) while maintaining maximum distance between students and other museum visitors
  • Libraries: The Green Pass is not required of visitors who only come to take books
  • Tourist attractions and amusement parks. The Green Pass requirement does not apply to outdoor attractions
  • Universities and establishments of higher learning
  •  Any permitted gathering of more than 100 people outdoors under Green Pass restrictions

Current information on facilities that comply with the Green Pass at your locality

How to access facilities that must comply with the Green Pass restrictions?

If you want to access facilities that must comply with the Green Pass restrictions, you must present one of the two certificates below:

  1. A Green Pass, along with identity document (I.D., driver's license, passport).
    Present the Pass on a Traffic Light App screen or a hardcopy with a QR code
  2. Negative test results on a privately-funded rapid (antigen) test are valid for 24 hours from the time of testing. You may present either the QR code of the test itself or use the test to get a 24-hour Green Pass issued by scanning the QR code via the Traffic Light App. Children aged 3 years to 12 years and 2 months and people with contraindications to vaccination with the vaccine for coronavirus are eligible for publicly-funded tests in accredited facilities across the country.

If your PCR test result is negative, get a Green Pass. The test result record does not grant entry.

Individuals who are required to stay in isolation or confirmed cases will be denied entry without exception, even if they present a Green Pass or negative COVID-19 test results.

Access of children to facilities that must comply with Green Pass requirements

Individuals 18 years of age or younger who are eligible for a Green Pass (that meet the eligibility criteria given above) - their Green Pass will be automatically added to their parents' Green Passes. If they do not have an identity document yet, they may present a photocopy of their parents' identity document, including the slip.

Children 12 years and 3 months of age or younger who test negative on a PCR test as part of Magen Education program are eligible for a one-week Green Pass, valid until the end of the seventh day after testing, including the day of testing.

Children between age 3 years and age 12 years and 3 months who are not eligible for a Green Pass may enter if they present negative test results on a rapid test with a QR code taken no more than 24 hours before the time of planned entry. Alternately, they can request a Green Pass with these test results by scanning the QR code on the Traffic Light App.

How to get a Green Pass with rapid test results

Children between the ages of 3 years  and 12 years and 3 months are eligible for state funded tests in accredited testing stations across the country.

Guidance for business owners

The access guidance for businesses that must comply with the Green Pass restrictions is given on the Traffic Light website and the App.
Green Pass guidance for business owners

Instructions how to scan a Green Pass

FAQs about Getting a Green Pass

The new and old Green Passes

How to get a Green Pass with rapid test results?

Did you test negative on a rapid test? You can get a 24-hour Green Pass from the Traffic Light App.