Move comes as Israel for the first time in months rolled back coronavirus restrictions to reopen the economy

Israeli airline Israir announced on Sunday the launch of a pilot program offering domestic flights from Ben-Gurion airport to the seaside town of Eilat, exclusively for people vaccinated against the coronavirus or who have recovered from the disease.

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The move comes after Jerusalem earlier Sunday allowed the resumption of commercial activity following a months-long lockdown of the economy in an effort to drive down coronavirus cases.

All Israelis now have access to street-front shops, malls, markets, museums, and libraries. 

But only members of the public with a so-called "green passport," distributed to individuals who have been fully immunized from COVID-19, will be allowed to patronize gyms, hotels, public swimming pools, and sporting events.

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