Israel Begins Enforcement Of 'Green Pass' QR Codes

By i24
Posted on 10/17/21 | News Source: i24

QR code scanning an effort to prevent the use of fake certificates in order to gain entry to facilities

Israel on Sunday began requiring the QR code of the Green Pass to be scanned before holders of the digital certificate will be allowed entry into facilities that must comply with the government program to contain the coronavirus.

The QR code enforcement comes after technical problems slowed down implementation of the updated Green Pass that includes verification of all three vaccine doses available to the Israeli public.

According to the new rules, the QR code must be scanned by a Health Ministry app that compares the Green Pass information to the ID on file in order to prevent the use of fake certificates.

Those who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered from Covid-19 have the option to obtain a temporary Green Pass with a negative PCR test that is valid for 72 hours.

The latest Health Ministry data published Saturday evening showed the positive test rate at 1.60 percent out of 102,409 total tests administered.

A total of 1,560 new Covid-19 cases were detected, with the number of seriously ill patients at 382 — 193 in critical condition and 166 on respirators.

The number of active patients fell below the 20,000 mark at 19,821.