Israel started rolling back COVID-19 restrictions as it began to reopen the economy Sunday — with almost half of the country now vaccinated.
Shops, museums, libraries and markets are now allowed to open to all Israelis following a two-month lockdown that began in late December.
But only those who have been vaccinated will be able to go to gyms, pools, movie theaters and restaurants.
They will have to show their “Green Pass,” which certifies they’ve received both doses of the vaccine at least a week prior.
Israelis will be able to show their status with a vaccination certificate or by downloading a Health Ministry app linked to their medical files.
The country has administered at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine to more than 46 percent of its 9 million population, officials said.
In addition to reopening swaths of the economy, most grade and high schools have also been allowed to resume classes.
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