Israel Safe Travel Protocol

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ONLY FOR INCOMING TOURISM


Q & A about the travel protocol (Update: 4th June 2021)

  1. Question:Will any group be liable for the service of a steward?
    Answer: No
  2. Question: Where do you fill out the health declaration form before arriving in Israel?
    Answer: On the website of the Ministry of Health.
  3. Question: What happens if a tourist does not fill out the health declaration form?
    Answer: The airline will bear the cost of the fine, as it is its duty to check the form when boarding the plane.
  4. Question: What is the procedure in case a certificate of completion of a health declaration form is not issued?
    Answer: The tourist will be directed to the forms for filling out the forms located near the checkpoint, where officials from the Population and Immigration Authority will assist him in filling out the form (this is a waiting time that may be significant).
  5. Question: What about an airplane confirmation form?
    Answer: The agent will receive a form from the Ministry of Tourism containing up to 20 people and will send it to an agent abroad who will fill in the details of each tourist according to the form requested.
  6. Question: What about the entry of children into Israel?
    Answer: At this stage, only those vaccinated, including children, are allowed.
  7. Question: In which countries are tourists allowed to enter Israel?
    Answer: There is currently no list of countries allowed. This should be published after the pilot. Entry is allowed for those vaccinated with FDA or EMA-approved vaccines. It is the agent's responsibility to check the group's vaccinations as part of the application form sent to the Ministry of Tourism.
  8. Question: Is it possible to greet tourists when they leave the customs hall?
    Answer: No. There is no more reception at Ben Gurion Airport - the reception will be held outside the terminal only.
  9. Question: How and where will the PCR test be performed?
    Answer: At checkpoints located at counters that will serve the foreign airlines on the entry floor and the adjacent tent.
  10. Question: What is the cost of the PCR test and how will the payment be made for it as of 1.6.21?
    Answer: The apparent cost for the test is about NIS 100. It is currently unknown how the payment will be made. According to what is known, tourists will pay in the field or through a smile arrangement.
  11. Question: Will the whole procedure, from the collection of luggage to the arrival of the bus, be done by the tourists with the luggage?
    Answer: Yes, we try to find solutions and / or alternatively endurance services in the field.
  12. Question: Question: Where will the serological examination be performed?
    Answer: Answer: There is currently no compound for serological tests. The test will be done at the hotel.

Entry procedure for foreign vaccinated tourist groups(Update: 26th May 2021)

Entry procedure for foreign vaccinated tourist groups

1. Objective The objective of this procedure is to govern entry into Israel of foreign vaccinated tourist groups of passport holders from visa-exempt countries, in Stage I of the pilot to begin on May 23, 3021, for entry of 20 groups. Should changes be made to this procedure following this pilot, a revised procedure would be issued. Provisions of this procedure shall not derogate from procedures of the Population and Immigration Authority, including all that applies to the entry and stay in Israel, arrival of tourist groups through agents and so on.
2. Definitions
2.1. "Vaccinated tourist": Tourist vaccinated by an FDA- or EMA-approved vaccine. Or, tourist arriving from any country with which an agreement has been signed for mutual recognition of vaccination certificates, pursuant to terms and conditions of such agreement.
2.2. "Incoming tourism agent": Any person, corporation, licensed sole proprietor, private company or registered NGO meeting the criteria listed in Appendix A to this procedure.
2.3. "Tourist group": Group of 5-30 tourists of the same nationality, passport holders from visa-exempt countries, which an incoming tourism agent applies for approval of their arrival.
2.4. "Recommending entity": Any Ministry of Tourism employee appointed by the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism to provide recommendations pursuant to this procedure.
2.5. "Hotel": Tourism accommodation consisting of 11 or more accommodation units, providing to a changing, non-specific audience of guests accommodation services and related services for pay, for a short, specified duration.
2.6. "B&B": Tourism accommodation facility with up to 10 accommodation units, in a rural or urban setting, reliant for service provision on an adjacent residential home or other service support, providing or offering to provide, for pay, accommodation services for leisure purposes, for a specified duration.
2.7. "Accommodation unit": Unit used for accommodation and leisure, with at least one room with a bed, bathroom and toilet.
2.8. "Application for registration of tourist group": Application filed by an incoming tourism agent, for approval of a tourist group subject to conditions set forth in this procedure, filed on the Ministry of Tourism website. The application shall include the list of invitees and other information, as specified in the online application form available on the Ministry of Tourism website.
2.9. "Tour guide": Holder of a valid tour guide license, as set forth in Tourism Services regulations (Tour guides), 1967.
2.10. "Activity Restriction Regulations": Regulations on Special Authority to Address the Novel Corona Virus (Interim directive) (Activity restriction and other provisions), 2020, or regulations to supersede these regulations, in effect at the time.
2.11. "Aviation Regulations": Regulations on Special Authority to Address the Novel Corona Virus (Interim directive) (Restriction of operations of airports and flights), 2020, or regulations to supersede these regulations, in effect at the time.
2.12. "Testing Regulations": Regulations on Special Authority to Address the Novel Corona Virus (Interim directive) (Mandatory testing upon entry into Israel), 2021, or regulations to supersede these regulations, in effect at the time.
2.13. "Home Isolation Ordinance": Popular Healthcare Ordinance (Novel Corona Virus) (Home isolation and other provisions) (Interim directive), 2020, or regulations to supersede these regulations, in effect at the time.
2.14. "PCR test": As defined in the Ordinance (Novel Corona Virus) (Home isolation and other provisions) (Interim directive), 2020.
2.15. "Serology test" Test for presence of Cov-n antibodies by a laboratory authorized by the Ministry of Health.
3. Threshold conditions for approval of entry of tourist group into Israel
3.1. Without prejudice to all statutory provisions, the Population and Immigration Authority shall only approve entry of a tourist group into Israel subject to the following conditions.
3.2. Recommendation by the recommending entity at the Ministry of Tourism, to approve entry of a tourist group pursuant to provisions of this procedure, including compliance with the maximum quota to be specified for this purpose by the Director General of the Ministry of Health or representative thereof, and subject to the group not being from a country which, according to the Director General of the Ministry of Health or representative thereof, is subject to public health concerns associated with entry of tourist groups from such country, i.e. Not from any country classified as a high-risk destination, nor a destination subject to severe travel advisory (the list of such countries is available at: Israel International Air Travel | COVID-19 Air Transport (www.gov.il)
3.3. Commitment by the incoming tourism agent organizing the tourist group (hereinafter: "the Agent"), to be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism, to comply with provisions of this procedure, including all cases and responses as set forth in Appendix B.
3.4. All group members arriving in Israel must be vaccinated tourists holding a negative PCR test result, conducted 72 hours prior to departure of the aircraft carrying the group to Israel.
3.5. All group members arriving in Israel will have obtained an insurance policy with coverage for medical treatment of COVID-19.
3.6. The agent shall have the full contact information of the tourists, driver and tour guide in the group, in Israel and overseas, including cellular phone number, email address and overseas address, as well as copies of the vaccination certificates of all participants. The agent may contact any of the tourists after their visit to Israel, for healthcare reasons. The agent shall also provide information about the tourist, driver and tour guide to the ministry of Health or to the Ministry of Tourism for the purpose of contact tracing, as required. The agent is responsible for obtaining consent of group members to providing the required information for the purpose indicated.
3.7. The Ministry of Tourism shall operate an operations center, operating 24X7, to provide a real-time response to any issues arising from this procedure.
3.8. The agent shall assign to the group a qualified tour guide and driver holding vaccination or recovery certificates issued by the Ministry of Health, to accompany the group throughout their visit in Israel, from landing to take-off on the return flight to their country, except for overnight accommodation.
3.9. The tour guide and driver of the group shall carry a cell phone connected to a cellular network throughout the group's visit in Israel.
3.10. The group size may not exceed the allowed number of persons for gathering outdoors, in conformity with regulations. When visiting indoor locations, the group shall be divided based on the maximum allowed number of persons for gathering indoors, in conformity with Israeli law.
3.11. The agent shall maintain detailed records, including location and timing of visits for the entire group. The agent shall retain such records for 20 days, and shall provide such information to the Ministry of Health, or to anyone authorized by the State to conduct contact tracing, if required to do so.
3.12. The Population and Immigration Authority may deny an application by an agent to invite a tourist group should it be informed by entities in the Ministry of Tourism or in the Ministry of Health, that the agent, driver, tour guide and previous tourist groups which have arrived in Israel through this agent, have failed to comply with statutory provisions, with this procedure and with terms and conditions for their stay in Israel. The Population and Immigration Authority may deny entry of any tourist who, on their previous visit, were in breach of any conditions for entry or stay in Israel and who have failed to comply with terms and conditions of this procedure.
4. Process
4.1. Filing application with the recommending entity at the Ministry of Tourism for approval of tourist group:
4.1.1. The agent, as defined in this procedure, may apply online on the Ministry of Tourism website to enroll a group of vaccinated tourists for the purpose of visiting Israel.
4.1.2. The application should be filed 15 days or more before the group's arrival date in Israel. The application shall be filed using a specific form on the Ministry of Tourism website (for application form, see Appendix B).
4.2. Recommendation by the recommending entity at the Ministry of Tourism for approval of the group by the Population and Immigration Authority:
4.2.1. The Ministry of Tourism shall make recommendations for the Population and Immigration Authority to approve tourist groups in conformity with this procedure.
4.2.2. The Ministry of Tourism shall not recommend approval of groups in excess of the maximum quota specified by the Director General of the Ministry of Health or representative thereof, and shall not recommend arrival of tourist groups from countries which , according to the Director General of the Ministry of Health or representative thereof, is subject to public health concerns associated with entry of tourist groups from such country, i.e. Not from any country classified as a high-risk destination, nor a destination subject to severe travel advisory.
4.2.3. The days for processing of the application by the recommending entity shall be counted from the date of filing all required documents for processing the application, through obtaining the required approvals, not to exceed 3 business days. The Ministry of Tourism shall forward the application to the Population and Immigration Authority.
4.2.4. Each application shall be individually filed for one group only.
4.2.5. The recommending entity shall review the application prior to forwarding it to the Population and Immigration Authority, and shall decide whether to recommend allowing the group to visit Israel. In this regard, the recommending entity shall consider compliance of the agent with provisions of this procedure, as well as conduct of previous groups which have visited Israel through this agent, and shall not recommend the approval of any tourist group by an agent who has previously failed to comply with provisions of this procedure, nor approval of any tourist who has failed to comply with provisions of this procedure.
4.2.6. Any negative recommendation shall be justified and sent to the agent who has filed the application.
4.2.7. An agent whose application has been denied by the Ministry of Tourism may ask the Ministry of Tourism to reconsider their application, as follows:
4.2.7.1. An agent who believes that an error has occurred in any factual determinations or exercise of judgment by the recommending entity, may apply to the recommending entity to re-consider within 15 days of receiving notice of the denied application.
4.2.7.2. The recommending entity shall consider the application to re-consider and shall reply to the sender within 3 business days.
4.2.8. The Ministry of Tourism shall provide a daily computer file, as agreed with the Population and Immigration Authority, containing a list of traveler information included on applications which were positively recommended to the Population and Immigration Authority.
4.2.9. The Population and Immigration Authority shall review the application pursuant to the authority vested therein and, if no reason is found to deny it, shall issue entry approvals to Israel for the group and shall forward these to the agent.
4.2.10. Should the Population and Immigration Authority deny entry of the group or any participant therein, it shall inform both the agent and the Ministry of Tourism. The agent shall provide the approvals to travelers in the group prior to arrival in Israel.
4.2.11. If, after approval has been granted for entry of the tourist group into Israel, the country from which the group originates should be placed on the list of countries where recovered or vaccinated travelers returning from that country are subject to isolation pursuant to the Home Isolation Ordinance, the Population and Immigration Authority would revoke the approvals granted for entry of the tourist group into Israel pursuant to this procedure.
4.2.12. In any case other than as set forth in section 4.2.11, where after approval has been granted for entry of a tourist group into Israel, there should be concern for public health due to entry of any tourist group from such country, based on a justified request from a Ministry of Health representative along with the underlying factual basis, the Population and Immigration Authority shall consider revoking any un-used entry approvals, provided that entry into Israel is scheduled for 48 hours or longer after revoking it. In case of emergency and clear and present danger for entry of morbidity, the approval for group entry may also be revoked at a later time.
5. Terms and conditions for stay of tourist group in Israel:
5.1. The Population and Immigration Authority shall determine that compliance with all statutory provisions and compliance with terms and conditions of this procedure shall be a pre-condition for stay of the tourist group in Israel.
5.2. The agent shall procure all services from providers who, to the best of the agent's knowledge, are in compliance with provisions of the regulations.
5.3. Throughout their visit, the group shall be accompanied by one tour guide and one driver, holding vaccination or recovery certificates issued by the Ministry of Health. The tour guide and driver shall be with the group throughout their visit in Israel, except for overnight accommodation.
5.4. The agent shall ensure that group members are in compliance with all statutory provisions, including mandatory mask wearing.
5.5. Throughout the visit, the agent shall maintain detailed records, including location and timing of visits for the entire group. The agent shall retain such records for 20 days after the end of the group visit to Israel, and shall provide such information to the Ministry of Health, or to anyone authorized by the State to conduct contact tracing, if required to do so.
5.6. The agent shall ensure that group members remain all together throughout their visit to Israel.
5.7. Hotel and/or B&B:
5.7.1. The agent shall ensure that group accommodation shall only be at hotels and/or B&Bs operating in compliance with regulations.
5.7.2. The agent shall ensure that the group would check in and check out at a separate counter designated for this purpose by the hotel and/or B&B, to exclusively serve group members during check in and check out.
5.7.3. Should the group dine at the hotel and/or B&B, a separate, isolated space shall be designated for the group away from other guests of the hotel and/or B&B. This space may be within the dining rooms of the hotel and/or B&B, or in another room designated for this purpose by the hotel and/or B&B.
5.7.4. The hotel and/or B&B shall assign rooms to the group in a designated space / wing, with rooms assigned to the group being clearly separated from rooms of other guests of the hotel and/or B&B.
5.8. Transportation:
5.8.1. The agent shall ensure that the group would be transported in a designated bus, to serve group members exclusively during their stay in Israel.
5.8.2. The agent shall ensure that disinfectant is available to all group members on the bus throughout their visit to Israel.
5.8.3. The agent shall verify that the bus interior is thoroughly cleaned daily.
5.9. Tourism sites
5.9.1. The agent shall co-ordinate in advance the group visit time to tourism sites, so as to avoid in as much as possible any interaction with other visitors.
5.10. Restaurants
5.10.1. The agent shall co-ordinate with any restaurant a separate room to be assigned, separated from all other guests inside the restaurant, or a designated outdoor area for the group to dine in.
5.10.2. The group may only dine at restaurants that are in compliance with regulations.
5.11. Purchases
5.11.1. The agent shall co-ordinate in advance the arrival of the group at any shop, so as to avoid in as much as possible any interaction with other visitors.
6. Moreover, the agent is responsible for verifying that the tourist group shall be in compliance with all statutory provisions, including:
6.1. Required action prior to arrival in Israel, pursuant to the Aviation Regulations:
6.1.1 The agent shall ensure that tourists are familiar with all provisions of this procedure and that they are vaccinated.
6.1.2 Within 72 hours prior to departure to Israel, group members shall undergo a PCR test. A negative PCR test is a pre-condition for boarding the flight to Israel.
6.1.3 Within 24 hours prior to departure to Israel, group members shall complete a health certification on the Ministry of Health website, indicating the Israeli cell phone number of the agent. Confirmation of completion of the health certification is also a pre-condition for boarding the flight to Israel.
6.2. Required action upon arrival in Israel:
6.2.1. Group members shall present the approval from the Population and Immigration Authority upon arrival in Israel.
6.2.2. In conformity with testing regulations, group members shall undergo a PCR test after landing in Israel, prior to leaving Ben Gurion Airport. Passengers must pay for and take this test as a pre-condition for their stay in Israel.
6.2.3. In order to avoid isolation, group members shall take a serology test, at their expense, upon entry into Israel and shall be in isolation pending a positive result and receipt of confirmation for leaving isolation (to be sent to the email address entered by the passenger on the incoming passenger form). They would then be able to issue a Green Pass using the Ramzor app or on the Ramzor website.
6.2.4. Should it not be possible, several hours after receiving the positive test result, to issue a recovery confirmation and Green Pass using the Ramzor app or on the Ramzor website, contact the Kol HaBriut call center using the isolation termination form at: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineExceptionExit@health.gov.il The application should clearly indicate that this is also an application for a Green Pass. The application form should be accompanied by a power-of-attorney signed by the tourist, authorizing the agent to contact the Kol HaBriut call center on their behalf (in conformity with Appendix D to this procedure), a photocopy of their passport, documentation of the positive serology test taken in Israel, official vaccination certificate and an Israeli phone number for contacting by the Ministry of Health if need be. All of these documents should be included in a single PDF file to be enclosed with the application form.
7. The incoming tourism agent who organized the group is responsible as follows:
7.1 The agent shall ensure that tourists are familiar with all provisions of this procedure and that they are vaccinated.
7.2 The agent shall collect photocopies of vaccination certificates of all group members and shall retain them through 20 days after their return to their country of origin.
7.3 The agent shall verify that the tourist is familiar with conditions for entry and stay in Israel, and shall have the tourist sign a consent and commitment form, listing the conditions for entry and stay in Israel, as per Appendix C. The signed form shall be submitted with the application form to the Ministry of Tourism website.
7.4 The agent shall have all group members sign, prior to arrival in Israel, their consent to providing the relevant information to Government ministries in Israel, should they be required for contact tracing. The agent shall also have all group members sign their consent to stay at a hotel for COVID patients, at their own expense, should they be found to be positive for COVID.
7.5 The agent shall verify entry into isolation and the conditions of isolation in conformity with Ministry of Health guidelines and this procedure.
7.6 Pending check in to the hotel, the agent shall inform hotels of rooms where tourists who tested positive or who require isolation are staying, including in case of isolation required pending receipt of a positive serology test result and confirmation for leaving isolation. The agent shall immediately inform the hotel of any change in the health status of patients, so that the hotel would know at all times of any tourist required to be isolated in their room or free to go about the hotel. The agent shall inform the hotels where the tourist group is staying of all relevant instructions for stay of the tourists in Israel, as set forth in this procedure.
7.7 The agent shall report to the Ministry of Tourism operations center any tourist showing symptoms or illness, as well as the chain of events and outcome thereof.
7.8 Pursuant to provisions of the Popular Healthcare Ordinance, 1940 the agent shall help in contact tracing if required to do so.
8. Responsibility of the Ministry of Tourism operations center:
8.1. The Ministry of Tourism shall maintain an operations center to address issues arising from arrival of tourist groups in Israel, in conformity with this procedure. The Ministry of Tourism shall monitor compliance with provisions of this procedure prior to arrival of the group in Israel and during their stay in Israel. Telephone number of the operations center: 03-7486861/0.
8.2. Shall collect information from incoming tourism agents who organize groups.
8.3. Shall report any breach of the law in Israel, or any breach of conditions of entry into Israel pursuant to this procedure, to the Population and Immigration Authority or to Israeli police, depending on the type of breach. Shall provide information to the recommending entity at the Ministry of Tourism with regard to agents and tourists who did not comply with provisions of this procedure. In conformity with reports of breach by tourists, as aforementioned, or reports of breach to be receive by the Population and Immigration Authority from any other source, the Population and Immigration Authority shall consider revoking the right of entry into Israel for that tourist for a specified duration, at its discretion.
8.4. Shall assist the Ministry of Health in contact tracing, if required to do so, subject to all statutory provisions.
9. Cases and responses
9.1. Scenario 1 – Tourist received negative serology test result
9.1.1 A tourist who received a negative serology test result shall immediately inform the agent of this and shall immediately go into isolation, as stipulated by the Home Isolation Ordinance. The agent shall have such person removed to isolation in a rented apartment or vacation unit, but not at a hotel, through the end of their isolation period, and shall immediately report this to the Ministry of Tourism operations center.
9.1.2. Notwithstanding the foregoing in section 1, should the isolation be carried out at a hotel, the agent shall ensure that the person is in isolation in a room with no guests staying in the two adjacent rooms. The agent shall have the hotel staff informed that a person is in isolation at the hotel. Note that it should be preferred to maintain the tourist in isolation in a rented apartment or vacation unit, rather than in a hotel.
9.1.3. For the sake of clarity, the agent is responsible for maintaining such isolation, at the tourist's expense.
9.2. Scenario 2 – Tourist showing symptoms or illness
9.2.1. A tourist showing one or more COVID symptoms, or a tourist who received a positive PCR test result, shall immediately inform the agent of this and shall immediately go into isolation, as stipulated by the Home Isolation Ordinance. The agent shall immediately report this to the Ministry of Tourism operations center.
9.2.2. Any tourist who is ill shall maintain isolation in a hotel for COVID patients at their own expense; if such hotel is not available, they shall maintain isolation in a rented apartment in conformity with guidance from the Ministry of Health.
9.2.3. For the sake of clarity, the agent is responsible for maintaining such isolation, at the tourist's expense.


Appendix A – Criteria for filing an application as Incoming Tourism Agent

Anyone applying for approval from the Ministry of Tourism to host tourist groups and to be enrolled in the list of Incoming Tourism Agents on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, is required to comply with the following conditions: A. The agent is a corporation incorporated in Israel, or an individual resident in Israel (confirmation must be enclosed). B. The agent has current certification of Proper Accounting and Records as per the Public Corporation Transaction Act (Accounting Enforcement), 1976 (confirmation must be enclosed). C. Had an annual turnover from incoming tourism business of USD 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand), in 2019 or on average in the three years prior to 2020 (confirmation from CPA must be enclosed). D. The travel agent, owner or director of the travel agency have not acted in violation of the Tourism Services Act, 1976 or any regulations enacted pursuant there to, and have not been convicted of any felony which, by its nature, severity or circumstances, would render them unfit to be a travel agent, during the five years prior to the issue date of this procedure. E. There were no justified, recurring complaints filed against the agent with regard to the quality of travel agency services they provided during the five years prior to the issue date of this procedure, and in particular with regard to provisions of this procedure.

Any travel agent who ceases to comply with the aforementioned criteria shall be removed from the list of Incoming Tourism Agents who may apply for approval to host tourist groups.

Appendix B – Application form

Approval to host groups of overseas vaccinated tourists in Israel – Application for the Israeli travel agent hosting the group The form below should be completed online. The application should be filed 15 days or more before the group's arrival date in Israel. Please indicate in subject line: Application for for the Israeli travel agent hosting the group – [Enter the name of the hosing travel agent]
Required information
Information of the hosting travel agent
• Name of the Israeli travel agency
• ID of the travel agency (private company ID, sole proprietor, public company ID)
• Address in Israel of the travel agency (street, house number, city)
• Telephone of the travel agency
Information of contact person of the company in Israel
• First name:
• Last name
• ID
• Position (CEO / VP / authorized signatory)
• Cell phone: This number shall be the contact point for this application
• Email address : This email address shall be the contact point for this application
Information about tour guide accompanying the group in Israel
• First name:
• Last name
• ID
• Cell phone: This number shall be the contact point for this application
• Email address: This email address shall be the contact point for this application
Information of the driver accompanying the group in Israel / contact person of the transportation company
• First name:
• Last name
• ID
• Name of transportation company
• Cell phone: This number shall be the contact point for this application
• Email address: This email address shall be the contact point for this application
Information about overseas tourist group
• Number of tourist group members Information for each tourist group member:
o First name (in English)
o Last name (in English)
o Passport number
o Passport issuing country (in English)
o Date of Birth
o Country of origin
o Countries visited during the 14 days prior to arrival in Israel
o Email
o Israeli telephone number (if any)
o Details of (outgoing and return) flights of group members
o Vaccination certificate
o Certification by the tourist
Detailed visit itinerary
• Visit dates in Israel, from landing time to take-off time
• Information about hotel where the guests would be staying
Certification by the agent Please read carefully the following certifications, then enter your name and the date when this form is completed. By entering your name, you certify that you have read and undertake to comply with all of the certifications below.
• I certify that all of the information I have entered in this form is correct.
• The objective of arrival of the overseas tourist group is touring Israel, as certified in this form.
• I undertake to comply with provisions of the procedure for hosting groups of vaccinated tourists when organizing their visit, during and after their visit.
• I undertake to inform all group members of all healthcare instructions in Israel and terms and conditions of the procedure, including mandatory isolation.
• I undertake to collect all "Tourist certification" forms signed by each group member, and to retain these until all group members will have left Israel.
• I undertake to collect photocopies of vaccination certificates of all group members and retain them through 20 days after their return to their country of origin.
• I undertake to verify that all group members carry appropriate travel insurance, which includes coverage in case of contracting COVID-19 during their stay in Israel.
• I undertake to have all group members complete the Incoming passenger certification form within 24 hours prior to the departure time of their flight to Israel.
• I undertake to assign to the group a qualified tour guide and driver holding vaccination or recovery certificates issued by the Ministry of Health, to accompany the group throughout their visit in Israel, from landing to take-off on the return flight to their country, except for overnight accommodation.
• I undertake to inform the Ministry of Tourism on this application form of the driver information, as soon as I have receive it from the transportation company.
• I undertake to maintain detailed records, including location and timing of visits for the entire group. Should I be required to do so, I shall provide this information to the Ministry of Health or to anyone authorized by the State to conduct contact tracing, through 20 days after the end of the visit.
• I undertake to report to the Ministry of Tourism operations center any case where any group member, including driver and tour guide, should have any symptoms, or should any of them take a COVID-19 test or should they test positive or should any of the tourists receive a negative serology test result.
• I undertake to monitor and control the group in conformity with provisions set forth in the procedure for hosting groups of vaccinated tourists.
• I undertake to bear any isolation costs, should any participant in the group organized by me be found to require isolation in conformity with instructions of the Ministry of Health.
• I undertake to act in conformity with the procedure for handling any tourist showing symptoms or being confirmed with COVID.
• I undertake to obtain written consent from all group members to provide the information listed in this form, as well as photocopies of their vaccination certificates, to the relevant Government ministries in Israel, if required to do so for contact tracing.
• Any documents and notifications with regard to this application shall be sent to my email address or phone number, as listed in this form.
• I shall be the direct, constant contact person during the visit of the overseas tourist group for all lawfully authorized entities in Israel.
• I undertake to immediately inform the Ministry of Tourism, at the following email address: Mitve20@tourism.gov.il of any change or update to any of the information I have provided in this application.

Full name
Completion date



Appendix C – Declaration by a Tourist and Consent to the Conditions of Entry and Stay in Israel

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Participating in the Pilot Groups that are intended to visit Israel(Update: 15th May 2021)

Pilot of foreign tourists groups who are vaccinated and want to visit Israel. The Ministry of Tourism invites the organizers of incoming tourism to participate in the process of distributing the first quota for bringing groups of foreign tourists who are vaccinated to Israel


1. General

In light of the moderation of the Corona epidemic and the improvement in the health situation in Israel, the decision of the Ministerial Committee to deal with the Corona crisis and its consequences dated 2.3.2021 (Kor / 160) stipulates that "work will be carried out by the Ministries of Health, Transport and Road Safety and Tourism." For the approval of the Ministerial Committee for Dealing with the Corona Crisis and its Consequences. "
In light of this decision, an inter-ministerial team with the participation of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transport (Airports Authority), the Ministry of the Interior (Population and Immigration Authority), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism is interested in conducting a pilot test to host groups of foreign tourists vaccinated in Israel. Of the inbound tourism industry.
As part of the pilot, Israel will host 20 groups of foreign tourists who have undergone a vaccine recognized by the Ministry of Health, from countries with which a mutual recognition agreement will be signed or from countries approved by the Ministry of Health. Tourists will have to perform 2 PCR tests, one up to 72 hours before entering the country and one upon arrival, and a serological test at the entrance to Israel. These groups will be able to arrive in Israel, in accordance with the established procedure and which will be published on the website of the Ministry of Tourism.
In order to select the inbound tourism organizers who will be able to bring these groups during the initial pilot period, a link will open to the website of the Ministry of Tourism where the inbound tourism organizers will be able to apply to organize a group. The first 20 inbound tourism organizers to register, and who will prove compliance with the threshold conditions specified in the procedure, will receive the right to organize a group between 23.5.2021 and 15.6.2021 (bringing a group beyond these dates will require special approval from the Ministry of Tourism). Each incoming tourism organizer who has been granted the right will be entitled to organize only one group of at least 5 participants and no more than 30 participants, with the same citizenship.
The right is a conditional right. The inbound tourism organizer must submit to the Ministry of Tourism the documents proving compliance with the threshold conditions and specified in section 5 by the deadline for submission, set forth in section 4. If the inbound tourism organizer does not submit to the Ministry of Tourism all required documents, or if it turns out not to meet one of the threshold conditions. The right to organize a group will be immediately transferred to the next inbound tourism organizer on the waiting list. The inbound tourism organizer whose right has been revoked will be able to submit an attainment within 48 hours of the Ministry of Tourism's notification of the right of revocation.


2. Registration procedure and quota distribution

  1. An inbound tourism organizer who meets the threshold conditions and is interested in participating in the procedure, will fill in his details in a link to the system published in this procedure on the date specified in section 4.
  2. The system will open for the submission of applications on the set date, and will be closed for the submission of applications after 40 applications have been submitted, or on the date set in section 4, whichever is earlier.
  3. The Ministry of Tourism will send an email to registrants with their number in the registration queue. The order of the registration queue will be determined by the time the application is received in the system, the first 20 will receive the right to bring a group, and the other 20 will enter the waiting list.
  4. Duplicate requests from inbound tourism organizers will be automatically deleted.
  5. The first 20 applicants will be given a conditional right to bring a group, and must send the documents proving their compliance with the threshold conditions by the deadline set in section 4.
  6. An inbound tourism organizer who does not submit the documents listed in section 5 on the date his right will be revoked, and it will be transferred to the next tourism organizer on the waiting list.
  7. The professional bodies in the Ministry of Tourism will examine the documents indicating compliance with the threshold conditions, as well as the identity between them and the details of the incoming tourism organizer submitting the application.
  8. After reviewing the documents, the Ministry of Tourism will update the inbound tourism organizers who have submitted full forms regarding their compliance with the threshold conditions.
  9. The right to bring a group belongs to the inbound tourism organizer who submits the application, and is not transferable.


3. Acquisition procedure

An inbound tourism organizer who has had his right revoked will be able to submit an achievement by the deadline set in section 4. The achievement will be submitted to the email address Mitve20@tourism.gov.il together with reasons and all the relevant documents to prove compliance with the threshold conditions.
Achievement will be reviewed by the VP of Tourism Experience, the Attorney General or his representative and the accountant or his representative, and will send a response to the applicant within 2 business days.


4. Deadlines
  1. Date of opening of the system for registering inbound tourism organizers - Wednesday, May 19, 2121, 8:00 AM, at 10:00.
  2. The closing date of the system will be on Wednesday, May 19, 2121, on Sivan 5771, at 22:00, or after the registration of 40 inbound tourism organizers, whichever is earlier.
  3. Upon closing the system will send an email on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism confirming the receipt of the right to organize a group.
  4. The deadline for submitting the documents attesting to compliance with the threshold conditions specified in section 5 - Sunday, May 23, 2021, 12 Sivan 5771. 4.5 An email from the Ministry of Tourism regarding an update on meeting the threshold conditions for submitting full forms will be sent on Monday, May 24, 21, Sivan 5771.
  5. Deadline for submitting objections - Wednesday, May 26, 2121, Tu Sivan 5771.

5. Threshold conditions for participation Eligible to participate in the initial quota distribution process are inbound tourism organizers who meet the following threshold conditions:
  1. The organizer of the inbound tourism is a corporation registered in Israel, or an individual who is a resident of Israel (a permit must be attached).
  2. The Inbound Tourism Organizer has a valid certificate for the management of account books and records under the Public Bodies Transactions Law (Enforcement of Account Management and Payment of Tax Debts), 5736-1976 (the certificate must be attached). third. Had an annual turnover from inbound tourism of $ 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand) US dollars in 2019, or on average in the three years preceding 2020 (an accountant's certificate must be attached). • In this regard, the determining dollar exchange rate is its representative rate on Wednesday, May 19, 2121, 8 Sivan 5771
  3. The inbound tourism organizer, the owner or the director of the travel agency did not act in a way that constitutes a violation of the Tourism Services Law 1976 or regulations that were enacted

And by virtue of it, and have not been convicted of an offense which by reason of its nature, gravity or circumstances they are not fit to serve as an incoming tourism organizer in the five years preceding the publication of this call. God. No repeated and justified complaints have been received against the incoming tourism organizer regarding the quality of the travel agency services it has provided in the last five years prior to the publication of this call.


6. Management and supervision

The staff of the Ministry of Tourism, headed by Senior Vice President of Tourism Experience, will manage the process. The Attorney General or his representative and the accountant of the firm or his representative, will oversee the process and maintain a protocol for describing the process.


7. Questions and clarifications

For questions and clarifications, please contact the email address: Mitve20@tourism.gov.il Contact: Ms. Rakefet Levy, Director of Division A, Tourism Services

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Q & A about the travel protocol (Update: 4th May 2021)

  1. Question: Who pays for the tourist tests - PCR / serological?
    Answer: The tourist himself is responsible for paying for the tests.

  2. Question: How much do the tests cost?
    Answer: PCR - about 45 / NIS serological - still unknown.

  3. Question: Is it possible to perform the test in the country of origin 72 hours before?
    Answer: At the moment they want to do the tests in the country.

  4. Question: Can we put the test in the package and pay for it in advance?
    Answer: Not yet known.

  5. Question: What happens if the serological test comes out negative?
    Answer: The tourist goes into isolation. We are trying to handle a procedure that will be returned to his country on the first flight.

  6. Question: Will there be a SMILE VIP service that will go the whole route with the group?
    Answer: That's probably what it's going to be. Smile will take the tourists off the plane until the procedure is completed.

  7. Question: What happens to entry and exit at land border crossings?
    Answer: At the moment, exit will be allowed, and entry from the land border crossings will not be allowed.

  8. Question: Do we need to get a copy of each tourist's insurance and do we need to sign the tourist That the isolation, if necessary, at his expense?
    Answer: Highly recommended. The responsibility will roll over to you in case there is a problem.

  9. Question: Are we legally allowed to demand a green card from the driver and guide?
    Answer: As per law you are required to demand.

  10. Question: Does a driver and guide have to be 7/24 with the group?
    Answer: Yes. Including accommodation.

  11. Question: What happens to a change in driver and guide placement?
    Answer: In the pilot phase at least one must adhere to the guidelines.

  12. Question: How long does it take to process the application from the moment it is submitted to the Ministry of Tourism?
    Answer: about 10 days.

  13. Question: What happens to groups that invite in September and number 50-40 people?
    Answer: Unknown. Apparently by then the group will be able to be together on one bus, given the change in guidelines The generality in the country.

  14. Question: What is the group size?
    Answer: Between 5 and 30 people.

  15. Question: If my group numbers more than 30 people, what do I do?
    Answer: Divide into two groups. Includes filling out forms for each group separately.

  16. Question: What is the details of the visit route written in the procedure, should I please specify each day by hours And activities?
    Answer: You should write the plan for each day and accurately document the activities during the visit The group. Includes entry and exit time from anywhere. A stop to the bathroom should also be documented.

  17. Question: When will the forms be available?
    Answer: Probably in a few days.

  18. Question: What about an independent departure of tourists or a day off for a group?
    Answer: At the moment it is forbidden, as long as the guide can control the tourists.

  19. Question: For how long has the outline of the pilot been determined?
    Answer: 3 weeks. Then, according to the results, the afterwards procedures will be determined.

  20. Question: What about payment to airlines that require payment 60 days in advance and we will not be able to know if the group Will you receive a permit to enter the country?
    Answer: You must insure yourself with the airlines with the ability to cancel the tickets in full In case something happens that is not up to you.

  21. Question: Who pays for the insulation, is it included in the tourist's insurance?
    Answer: There is currently no insurance that includes insulation to the best of our knowledge. The tourist himself has to pay for the insulation.

  22. Question: Where can we find the list of countries with which we have an agreement?
    Answer: Such lists are not currently published.

  23. Question: Would it be advisable to offer tourists Israeli insurance that includes everything?
    Answer: There is no such insurance.

  24. Question: What about cruises that come to Ashdod or Haifa?
    Answer: They are not currently included in the procedure.

  25. Question: When will individual tourists be allowed to enter?
    Answer: In our estimation not long after the pilot.

  26. Question: How long does it take to get an answer for a PCR test and a serological test?
    Answer: For a PCR test - 24 hours, during which the tourist will stay in isolation. Serological examination - it will take several hours during which the tourist will stay in an isolation tent in the field.

  27. Question: Who will be charged for the two available rooms in the hotel on the side of the isolator's room?
    Answer: Not clear.

  28. Question: What is the procedure for domestic flights in Israel?
    Answer: As soon as a tourist enters and passes the tests, he receives a green card, through which he can conduct himself in the country On flights, websites, etc.

  29. Question: What happens to children?
    Answer: At the moment they are not vaccinated and therefore cannot enter.

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Outline for Group travel to Israel (Update: 29th Apr 2021)

The following is the basic outline for the resumption of tourism to Israel, based on the agreements between the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism, and the Population and Immigration Authority:

When?
  1. Starting May 23, 2021, a limited number of groups will be able to enter in a trial stage.
  2. Starting mid-June, all groups will be able to enter
  3. Starting in July, all vaccinated tourists will be able to enter
Which vaccinations are accepted?
  1. At this point, all vaccinations recognized by the FDA (US) or EMA (EU) are recognized by Israel.
  2. Vaccinations are verified through two possible tracks:
    • Bilateral agreements giving countries the tools to verify a passenger's status before departure. Israel signed a first such agreement with Bahrain, and conversations are ongoing with many countries to advance more agreements on this issue.
    • For those from a country without a bilateral agreement, serological tests will be conducted to verify the existence of antibodies in the passengers' system. The tests will be rapidly conducted at Ben Gurion Airport, with minimal waiting time for an answer.
What does a group mean? What will it need to do?
  1. Groups will be organized by licensed Israeli companies and operators.
  2. Groups can number between 5 and 30 people, so long as all are of the same nationality.
  3. Every group will have set itinerary, and will have to adhere to all COVID-related regulations in place during its visit.
  4. Each group will have a designated tour guide and bus driver, both of whom are vaccinated.
How will groups register?
  1. Group organizers will have to register the group at the Ministry of Tourism, at least 10 days prior to the planned trip.
  2. The Ministry of Tourism will confirm the organizer meets all the requirements, has filled relevant forms and provided the needed documents, and then pass the information on to the Immigration Authorities who will clear the passports for entry.

MAIN REGULATIONS

  1. "Speed Check" at the entrance to establishments following the Green Pass including those who have been vaccinated or are recovering. At this stage this does not eliminate the possibility of minors entering with a negative result in the standard corona test in a hotel and up to 5% to an events hall.
  2. Swimming pools, fairs or tourism sites in open areas, including those with various amenities and facilities will be able to open.
  3. Under the Green Pass Clearance, fairs in a stadium or building will be able to operate. The rest will allow for sports events to be held under the Green Badge regulations such as home and work teams, etc.
  4. Under the Green Pass clearance regulations there are events or activities of two specific kinds that can be carried out: An event which takes place where by the audience is seated and there is no food at all (for example, a sports event, cultural presentation, a conference or convention, etc. and no food is served or provided, or any event where food is either sold or served buffet style and not seated, (including parties and any special events, workshops or study groups that involves movement, concerts with no seating, marathons or other competitive sports, etc. Events – seating and no food!
      Indoors:
    1. A place that holds up to 5000 seated – 75% or maximum 1000
    2. A place that holds more than 5000 seated – 30% or maximum 3000
      Outdoors:
    1. A place that holds up to 10000 seated – 75% or maximum 3000
    2. A place that holds more than 10000 seated – 30% or maximum 5000
      Events that are with no food and standing only:
    1. Allowed up to 50% occupancy, maximum 500 people outdoors and 300 people indoors.
  5. Relaxation of restrictions for businesses and public sector: The ban on holding fairs in malls will be lifted Stall will be allowed in the malls according to regulations (including space between stalls or setting up partitions, and selling packaged food only, and more to come….) The possibility to have a cultural event in open area without partition. Allowing use of the sauna in the gym and the pool
  6. Opening of sports facilities for athletes in competitive sports registered with an official association As well as for rookie athletes who have not competed in the last two years.
  7. A tourist attraction operating under the Purple Badge, will operate according to the ratio of one person per 15 square meters and an attraction that includes facilities will be limited to 1500 people in the areawhich has a capacity of 10000 people and 2500 people in the area which has a capacity of up to 10000 people at most
  8. The guidelines for minors during the Passover Holiday, to which hotels and event halls must adhere / up to 5% present can attend with a negative PCR check – with testing results up to 72 hours (as opposed to 48 hours)
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HOTELS – GREEN PASSPORT

A hotel can be open to the public except for the dining hall including a hospitality area of six or more units by the complying to the conditions of the Green Passport and the Purple Badge as follows:

Hospitality Complex The area for the reception includes at least one unit, with no shared entrance o he units

Room Accommodation a Separate unit for hospitality and recreation which has at least one room with a bed and bathroom

Facilities Hotel, Boarding house, hostel or "Zimmer" which was open during the lockdown has the option of one of the following:

  1. Continue the operation as he did during the lockdown subject to the Purple Badge without the green passport for the following purposes:
    • The facility serves as an alternative to his/her residence for a short or prolonged period of time, for Israelis or non-residents, taking into consideration their jobs or occupation or their reasons for being in the country, provided that their purpose is not to vacation here nor to facilitate shared facilities (dining hall, pool, fitness room, etc.)
    • The facility is to serve the patient and their families in a nearby medical facility
    • The facility serves as a place for quarantine
    • The 6-unit complex is separated and used for accommodations and recreation and includes at least one room with a bed, bathroom and they are separated with no sharing of an entrance and no sharing area. Each unit can accommodate only those living there
  2. To behave in the normal way subject to the guidelines of the Green Passport and the Purple Badge as follows

Receiving guests and preventing gatherings

  1. Advance appointment- receiving guests by prior appointment only.
  2. Clients should be notified at the time of booking that they must show their green passport as a condition to enter the place, and a minor, airline employee or foreigner must have proof of having been tested negative for corona.
  3. Entry to the site will be possible only on the following conditions: Show the green passport together with ID and the document that was scanned and downloaded from the Ministry of Health website with the barcode
  4. Exceptions for those who do not have a green passport
    • proof of negative testing to corona within the last 48 hours: minors under the age of 16, airline staff and foreigners
    • Foreign guests who are visiting Israel cleared by the offices of the Foreign Ministry, the Health Ministry for purposes of international relationship
    • Airline crew as defined in section 12 )) (א 8 ((ב( according to the law in the line of duty or for business purposes on condition of proof of negative testing to corona within the last 48 hours
    • These conditions do not apply to the management staff or anyone acting on their behalf
  5. The management must provide a barrier between the hotel guests and the airline crew or foreigner who has not recovered, and if possible to host them on a different floor as well as to deny them access to other facilities in the hotel
  6. Signage- A visible sign must be posted in Arabic, Hebrew and English – with instructions to show "Green Passport" in order to enter this location. As well, the sign should make it obvious that minors, airline crew and foreign guests can enter with proof of negative testing to corona
  7. Prevention of crowding- to avoid crowd gathering amongst those who are residing in the facility
  8. Social Distancing - One must keep at least 2 meters space between people who do not reside in the hotel, especially when standing in a queue
  9. Queues– please mark at a distance of 2 meters, spaces for those standing in line - A visible sign must be posted, making the people in line aware of the 2-meter distance from the person in front and the person behind
  10. Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask, practice social distancing and no crowd gatherings
  11. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted on a visible sign next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed is half of the original number of people indicated by the manufacturer unless all the passengers are all from the same pod. A sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed.
  12. Reception / Service Desk – Partition at the Service Desk – In the event that a service desk exists, a partition must be installed to prevent the transfer of spray between the service provider and the customer. In a building where an automatic sprinkler system exists or a fire and smoke detection system, the partition will be erected from the floor up to a height of 50 cm. below the ceiling, at most.
  13. Any Cultural Even must take place according to the Purple Badge guidelines for Cultural Events.
  14. The swimming Pool can be open on condition ha I follows the Purple Badge guidelines for swimming pools
  15. Sport activities and fitness studios must be operated according to the Purple Badge regulations
  16. Any events held in the hotel must follow the regulations limitation guidelines for events.

STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

  1. A Declaration Form – Must be submitted, one time only, before the opening of the facility to the public. (Declaration Form).
    • In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the establishment declares that he abides by the conditions and the instructions that are applicable to him in order to operate an establishment open to the public.
    • In the instructions, an online form can be submitted on the Purple Badge website, which will be forwarded to the local authority for further processing the local authority, or via a form that will be available at the local authority offices.
    • It is advisable to save a copy of the declaration that was sent by mail, in the place of business
  2. Corona Commissioner – An employee must be appointed who will be responsible for enforcing the rules – "Corona Commissioner". The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above-mentioned declaration.
  3. Signage - It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
    • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the museum in a place that stands out.
    • The obligation to wear masks – at the entrance to the museum and in other prominent areas.
    • If there is an elevator on the premises, the number of people allowed at the entrance to each elevator.
    • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people while waiting in line.

ENTRANCE

  1. Obligation to wear masks – workers and all others who enter the premises must put on masks in compliance with the instructions for wearing masks. It is the duty of the manager or operator of the establishment to assure that all who enter are wearing masks
    • It is forbidden for anyone to enter the premises without a mask and must be committed to wearing a mask.
    • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOTEL DINING HALLS

  1. The dining Hall is for hotel guests only.
  2. The maximum number of guests permitted is 50% from the maximum original number of guests allowed and will not exceed more than 300 people allowed in the dining room keeping a distance of 2 meters between people.
  3. A buffet is allowed, on condition that it served by a hotel staff, unless the food s prepackaged
  4. Tables must be distanced at least 2 meters between them
  5. A staff person must be on site to assure that the distancing is adhered to at all times.
  6. Guests who do not reside in the same facility, should be seated at the bar and must keep a distance of two meters between them and if not possible at least one empty chair should be between them
  7. Restrictions presented by the management must be adhered to especially when it comes to sanitary and hygienic guidelines.
  8. Kitchen workstations must follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health

SAFEGUARDING HYGIENE

  1. Disinfecting - Care must be taken to adhere to the hygiene regulations of the establishment, and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces regularly and not less than twice per day and again at the end of the day`s activities. "Internal surfaces" - surfaces located in places that are frequently touched by visitors, especially: door handles, doors, railings, counters, partitions, switches and elevator buttons, etc.
  2. Disinfectant for clients – Hand disinfectant stations should be readily available and easily accessible
  3. The Director`s instructions regarding disinfection and cleaning must be followed

Any workplace with ten employees or more must also comply with the conditions of the Purple Badge for Employing Workers.

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PURPLE BADGE – EATING ESTABLISHMENTS (RESTAURANTS, COFFEE SHOPS, ETC)

In accordance with the government`s decision as of Sunday, March 7, 2021, eating establishments )coffee shops, restaurants, etc.) can open to the public on condition that the seating arrangements follow the guidelines detailed below and adhere to the Green Pass regulations about seating, posting the Green Pass Certificate for indoor seating but not needed for outdoor seating.
Cultural events can take place in eateries according to the regulations listed below, as well as following the instructions for cultural activities for indoor establishments whereby seating is at tables, as well as selling food and table service. Eateries in the malls are permitted to seat diners at tables in the designated area, following the guidelines for eating establishments in a building, and are obligated to post the Green Pass certificate.

RECEPTION AND CAPACITY LIMITS IN THE COMPOUND

  1. Dining establishments can be operated with seating arrangements according to the following rules:
    • Indoor seating – On condition that the Green Pass is displayed
    • The number of people seated for table service cannot exceed 75% of the maximum occupancy, maximum 100 people and there are two meters between the diners.
    • Outdoor Seating – seating arrangements outside the establishment should be according to the Purple Badge regulations and no need to display the Green Pass Certificate.
    • The number of people seated outside the establishment cannot exceed 75% of the maximum occupancy, maximum 100 people and there are two meters between the diners.
  2. Preventing Gatherings
    • It is incumbent for restaurant operators to prevent crowding in the establishment as well as at the entrance to the place
    • Table Service only or staff service at pick up station… a buffet table can be operated on condition that a staff member is serving the guests
  3. Social Distancing
    • Diners must sit at least two meters apart if they are not members of the same household and especially while queuing
    • Tables must be positioned at least two meters feet apart from all other tables and a staff person must be on site to assure that the distancing is adhered to at all times.
    • At each table only members of the same household or a party that arrived together will be allowed to sit at the same table.
    • Bars - seating at a distance of two meters between diners, and if not possible at least one empty chair should be between them
  4. Queues – markings of 2 meters apart and a sign should be placed in a prominent place for keeping the distance
  5. Buffet – a buffet can be operated on condition that there is a staff member serving
  6. Live performance or Dancing – Except for a DJ, live performances and dancing are not allowed
  7. Partition at service desk – in the event that a service desk exists, a partition must be installed intercepting the respiratory droplets between staff and clients. In a building where an automatic sprinkler system exists or a fire and smoke detection system, the partition will be erected from the floor up to a height of 50 cm. below the ceiling at most.
  8. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted on a prominent sign next to the elevator. The number of people allowed is half of the original number indicated by the manufacturer.

STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

  1. Declaration Form – A declaration form must be submitted once, before the venue is opened to the public. In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the venue declares that he complies with the rules and regulations applicable to him in operating a public or business venue open to the public.
    • An online form can be submitted on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which will be forwarded to the local authority for further processing or via a form that will be available at the local authority.
    • It is proposed that you save a copy of the statement sent by e-mail.
    • Failure to submit a statement is liable for a fine.
  2. Corona Commissioner – A person should be appointed, a Corona Commissioner, who will be responsible for keeping the rules. The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above -mentioned declaration.
  3. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
    • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the venue in a prominent place.
    • The obligation to wear a mask including at the entrance to the venue.
    • The number of people allowed on the elevator – at the entrance to elevator.
    • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people.
    • Obligation to present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance - in Hebrew, Arabic and English

ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE

  1. No person can enter the facility without showing their Green Pass and I.D.
  2. Determining and defining a mechanism for regulating the entry of people, not including workers – the manager or operator will determine a system to regulate entry of the public, so that at no time will there be any number of people beyond the determined capacity.
  3. Obligation to wear masks – workers and all others who enter the premises must put on masks in compliance with the instructions for wearing masks, except while eating. It is the duty of the manager or operator of the establishment to make sure that all who enter are wearing masks -
    • One cannot enter the premises without a mask and it must be worn at all times
    • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask.
  4. Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask
  5. Determining and defining a mechanism for regulating the entry of people by coordinating arrival in advance whenever possible so that at no time will there be more than the maximum capacity allowed. capacity.
  6. Signage - It is obligatory to post a sign in a prominent place advising the number of visitors allowed.
  7. For establishments whereby reservations must be made in advance a list of the bookings made by must be registered. Click on link for more information
  8. MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. The Director`s instructions regarding disinfection and cleaning must be followed
    2. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the sanitation regulations throughout and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    3. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible.
    4. Bathrooms shall be disinfected and cleaned frequently.
    5. Adapt frequency of waste disposal.
    6. Cleaning and disinfecting tables and chairs after people have left the premises. Upholstered chairs will also be disinfected at the end of the day.
    7. Resetting the tables shall be done after each seating.
    8. Table utensils such as salt & pepper shakers etc. shall be disinfected after each seating
    9. Disposable menus should be available.
    10. Bathrooms sinks will have hot water available, soap and paper towels, and suggest to clients to wash their hands before dining.
    11. At the end of each day a thorough cleaning should be carried out in all work areas including tables & chairs.
    12. Display areas and products in the display area should be covered.

    IN THE KITCHEN

    1. The manager`s guidelines regarding safety, disinfection and cleaning should be carried out.
    2. As stipulated in the regulations, distancing in the work area must be observed as much as is possible.
    3. Kitchen workers are obliged to wear masks at all times except for those who are exposed to high heat (red stripe for most ovens) and they shall wash their hands frequently.
    4. Separation of food from the Cleansing - There will be maximum separation between the employees touching food, and cleaning workers. Should this be impossible then it is suggested that by frequent washing of the hands by the workers who handle food, is most important.
    5. Cleaning and disinfecting the kitchen – Work surfaces and the kitchen`s all-over surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.
    6. Dish Washing – Wherever possible dishes should be cleaned in a dishwasher, following the manufacturer`s instructions, followed by disinfecting the load for at least 10 seconds in 82˚ C. hot water. When washing dishes by hand with water and detergent, followed by disinfecting the dishes with 77 ˚ C. water for at least 30 seconds should be adhered to, followed by disinfection using concentrated chemicals of at least 100 mg/L.
    7. Employees will have a training session about the restaurant`s operating rules.

    The Purple Badge for regulations for hiring employees must be adhered to should the number of workers at the establishment be 10 or more.

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    THE PURPLE BADGE – INDOOR SWIMMING POOL FOR PERSONS WITH GREEN PASS AND OUTDOOR POOL FOR PEOPLE WHO WITHOUT A GREEN PASS

    RECEIVING GUESTS AND PREVENTING GATHERINGS

    1. Outdoor pool – no need for "Green Pass"
      • Occupancy - At a ratio of one person per each 15 square meters or up to 50 people – whichever is lower. Within the water – At a ratio of one person per each 6 square meters.
    2. Indoor Pool – Green Pass holders only with I.D. or if the certificate has been downloaded from Ministry of Health website is shown – it has to be scanned
      • Occupancy - At a ratio of one person per each 7 square meters or up to 20 people – whichever is lower. Within the water – At a ratio of one person per each 6 square meters. Within the water – At a ratio of one person per each 6 square meters.
      • The operator of the site must place a coronavirus testing station at the entrance for testing onsite and allowing entrance to the site only. The rapid coronavirus test will only be performed by an authorized providers at the entrance and their name is on the list on the Ministry`s website.
      • A person who has received a Coronavirus negative result is allowed to enter immediately
      • It is obligatory to put up a sign at the entrance in a prominent area stating in Hebrew, Arabic and English that one must present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance. As well, the operator must include in the signage that holders of validation of negative coronavirus results may enter the premises.
      • Insofar as admission is done with pre-registration or reservation in advance, customers must be informed at the time that entrance is on condition of presenting Green Pass certificate.
      • Limits in the area of the restrooms – at all times there should not be more than 2 people in the shower or toilet
    3. Prevention of Gatherings –Precautions must be taken to avoid crowding at entrance to the facility.
    4. Social Distancing -One must keep at least 2 meters space between people who do not reside in the same place
    5. Queues – Markings should be placed at a distance of 2 meters for people to be able to distance from each other, when standing in line.
    6. Elevators –
    7. The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted in a prominent place next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed into the elevator is half of the original number of passengers indicated by the manufacturer. The sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed.
    8. Partition at the Paying Counter – If there is a service desk, there must be a partition set up for intercepting the respiratory droplets between staff and client. Where there is a built-in sprinkler system or smoke detector, the partition has to be placed so that it is 50 cm below the ceiling, starting from the floor up.

    STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

    1. Declaration Form – A declaration form must be submitted once, before the venue is opened the declaration form. In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the venue declares that they comply with the rules and regulations applicable to operate a public or business venue open to the public. An online form can be submitted on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which will be forwarded to the Ministry of Economy and Industry and to the local authority for further processing at the local authority.
    2. Corona Commissioner – A person should be appointed, a Corona Commissioner, who will be responsible for keeping the rules. The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above -mentioned declarations
    3. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
      • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the venue in a prominent place.
      • The obligation to wear a mask including at the entrance to the venue.
      • The number of people allowed on the elevator – at the entrance to elevator.
      • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people.
    4. The concession stand will operate according to the instructions of the dining room manager
    5. The person in charge of the concession stand will not place tables and chairs in the area and will prevent access to the tables which are attached to the floor, if there are any.
    6. Jacuzzi – Permission for one person or if there is more than one only those who reside in the same household

    ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE

    1. MASKS – Compulsory that everyone wears a mask according to the regulations for mask-wearing
      • One cannot enter the premises without a mask and it must be worn at all times
      • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask.
      • Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask
    2. Determining and defining a mechanism for regulating the entry of people – the manager or operator will determine a system to regulate entry of the public, so that at no time will there be any number of people beyond the determined capacity.
    3. Registration and Saving information - In a business where it is possible.

    MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. The Manager or Operator of the hotel must follow the instructions according to the "Instructions for managers relating to sanitation and disinfection.
    2. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the hygiene regulations throughout and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    3. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible.
    4. Provide sanitizing and handwashing stations and make sure to include soap, paper towels, stands for disinfecting gels readily available Provide sanitizing and handwashing stations.
    5. Bathrooms shall be disinfected and cleaned frequently.
    6. Adapt frequency of waste disposal.

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SWIMMING POOLS

      Following are instructions for covered pools according to the Director of the Ministry of Health for operating swimming pools:
    1. Ventilation – The indoor / covered pool and rooms in the building will be ventilated as often as possible, by bringing in fresh air
    2. Quality of water - Maintenance of the quality of water should be according to the Business Licensing Regulations (regulations for proper sanitation conditions for swimming pools (1994). One should work according to the regulations for maximum disinfectant allowed
    3. Treatment pools (similar to swimming pools) by water turnover, disinfection and filtering can continue to operate according to the conditions set forth in this directive "Running water into the pool is not permitted.
    4. Operating the systems again – Person in charge of the pools will operate according to the document "Returning the operating systems after disabling. With reference to swimming pools information can be found on the site of the Ministry of Health No need to wear a mask while in the water, but one must wear the mask in the pool area; this includes the lifeguard. A therapeutic pool can be operated for water therapy without a Green Pass Certificate in accordance with the instructions as follows:
      Therapeutic pool and water therapy according to and by definition of and meaning as per section 1//1/1/21 second edition to the regulations of planning and building (request for permit terms, license fee (1970) as follows:
      Therapeutic pool: special pool where you have hydrotherapy physical activity in water for maintenance and rehabilitation or therapy health promotion
      Objective of rehabilitation therapy –improve motor activity, psycho-motor and social-therapy for physically challenged people, "therapy goals" or improvement of motor activity and preserve rehabilitation or improve psychomotor and social for a physically challenged person Improving of health – preserve and improve and advanced activities, physical movement ability for a person that is physically challenged
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    PURPLE BADGE – TOURIST SITES OPERATING TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WITH GREEN PASS CERTIFICATE

    Indoor tourist attractions – as per the Green Pass requirements with the following conditions
    Tourist attractions which do not have a "Green Pass"Outdoor tourist attractions can operate without a Green Pass Certificate according to the following instructions:

    RECEIVING GUESTS AND PREVENTING GATHERINGS

    1. Maximum Occupancy allowed
      • Outdoor tourist sites with no facilities except for cable car and hot air balloon (without the Green Pass certificate) – Groups that do not exceed a ratio of one person to every 15 sq. meters in area or 50 people in open area with the distance of 2 meters between people is maintained whichever is lower
      • Re: Cable Car or Hot Air Balloon – The number of people allowed is half of the original number generally permitted, except for those from the same household
      • Outdoor tourist attractions with facilities – in an area which has a capacity of up to 10000 will be limited to maximum 1500 people and in an area which has the capacity to hold more than 10000 will be limited to maximum 2500
      • In addition, in each separate unity of the facility there will be one person or people from the same household
      • For attractions that are held inside a building then the regulations of the Green Pass document must be adhered to
      • Number of people - according to the ratio of one person per 7 square meters in the space or 20 people in a closed area, whichever is lower, provided that 2 meters distancing between people. In addition, in each separate unity of the facility there will be one person or people from the same household
      • Entrance is only Green Pass holders only with I.D. or if the certificate has been downloaded from Ministry of Health website is shown – it has to be scanned
      • The operator of the site must place a coronavirus testing station at the entrance for testing onsite and allowing entrance to the site only. The rapid coronavirus test will only be performed by an authorized providers at the entrance and their name is on the list on the Ministry`s website.
      • A person who has received a Coronavirus negative result is allowed to enter immediately
      • It is obligatory to put up a sign at the entrance in a prominent area stating in Hebrew, Arabic and English that one must present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance. As well, the operator must include in the signage that holders of validation of negative coronavirus results may enter the premises.
      • Insofar as admission is done with pre-registration or reservation in advance, customers must
    2. Pre-registration – Reservations must be made in advance
    3. Staging
      • Prominently placed signs with the permitted number of guests allowed.
      • Determining and defining a mechanism to control the number of people entering the place, excluding workers in order to make sure that the number of guests will not exceed of the maximum number of guests permitted.
    4. Prevention of crowding – Action must be taken to prevent crowding around the attractions as well as at the entrance
    5. Social Distancing -One must keep at least 2 meters space between people who do not reside in the same household.
    6. Queues – Markings should be placed at a distance of 2 meters for people to be able to distance from each other, when standing in line.
    7. One cannot exceed the number of people in any gathering or on any of the attractions
    8. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted in a prominent place next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed into the elevator is half of the original number of passengers indicated by the manufacturer. The sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed.
    9. Ushers Duties – To inform the participants and to draw their attention to all the regulations, including the prohibition of gatherings and crowding, that it is obligatory to wear a mask at all times and to be aware of social distancing
    10. Partition at the Service Desk – If there is a service desk, there must be a partition set up for intercepting the respiratory droplets between staff and client. Where there is a built-in sprinkler system or smoke detector, the partition has to be placed so that it is 50 cm below the ceiling, starting from the floor up.
    11. Disinfecting Stands should be set up at the entrance and exit of the various facilities / attractions offering gels to disinfect hands
    12. It is forbidden to operate any toddler attraction (such as a Gymboree).

    STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

    1. Declaration Form – A declaration form must be submitted once, before the venue is opened to the public. In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the venue declares that he complies with the rules and regulations applicable to him in operating a public or business venue open to the public.
      • An online form can be submitted on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which will be forwarded to the local authority for further processing or via a form that will be available at the local authority.
      • It is proposed that you save a copy of the statement sent by e-mail.
    2. Corona Commissioner – A person should be appointed, a Corona Commissioner, who will be responsible for keeping the rules. The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above -mentioned declaration.
    3. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
      • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the venue in a prominent place.
      • The obligation to wear a mask including at the entrance to the venue.
      • The number of people allowed on the elevator – at the entrance to elevator.
      • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people.
      • Obligation to present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance - in Hebrew, Arabic and English
      • Signage with regards to the conduct and compliance with the guidelines of the according to the Ministry of Health

    ENTRANCE TO THE VENUES

    1. Wearing a mask is obligatory – All employees and all guests must wear a mask in accordance with the guidelines stipulated in instructions for wearing a mask
      • It is forbidden to allow entrance to anyone who is not wearing a mask. Entrance to the event is on condition that one is wearing a mask.
      • It is forbidden to give any service to anyone not wearing a mask
    2. Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask
    3. For establishments whereby reservations must be made in advance a list of the bookings made by the clients must be registered.

    MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. The Director`s instructions regarding disinfection and cleaning must be followed
    2. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the sanitation regulations throughout and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    3. Clothing must be disinfected frequently, facilities used at the attraction, especially equipment that is passed from person to person as part of the activity. At an attraction that includes the use of accessories designed to come into contact with the user, the holder or operator should use as much as possible disposable accessories that can be thrown away after each use and/or to disinfect the accessories after each use.
    4. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible. The Purple Badge for regulations for hiring employees must be adhered to should the number of workers at the establishment be 10 or more.

    The Purple Badge for regulations for hiring employees must be adhered to should the number of workers at the establishment be 10 or more.

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    "SEATING" EVENTS WITHOUT SERVING FOOD – SUBJECT TO THE PRESENTATION OF THE GREEN PASS

    Cultural Events, sports events, ceremonies, conferences or lectures can take place, as well as movies, theatres and events halls offering cultural activities, on condition that the activity is where the audience is seated and no food is being served and upon presentation of the Green Pass certificate and that the operator of the facility will follow the guidelines as below.

    The Purple Badge for regulations for hiring employees must be adhered to should the number of workers at the establishment be 10 or more.

    1. Receiving guests and Preventing Gatherings: Maximum Occupancy Allowed – Where the event takes place in a seated arrangement and with no food served one can hold the event subject to the maximum occupancy limit as below and except for the reception area or standing gathering - at a ratio of one person per each 7 square meters or up to 20 people or 50 people in open area whichever is lower, as the case may be.
        Indoors:
      • A place that holds up to 5000 seated – 75% or maximum 1000
      • A place that holds more than 5000 seated – 30% or maximum 3000
        Outdoors:
    2. A place that holds up to 10000 seated – 75% or maximum 3000
    3. A place that holds more than 10000 seated – 30% or maximum 5000
    4. Event with less than 500 people – no need for two entrances and there will is a possibility for breaks at these events
    5. STAGING –
      • Advanced ticket sales online or via telephone
      • Seating arrangements will be made in advance
      • The person in charge will make sure that all seats are preassigned as reservations should have been made online or by phone
      • All clients have to be informed that they will not be able to enter if they do not present their Green Pass and I.D.
      • Signage at the entrance, highly visible in Hebrew, Arabic and English warning that no person will be allowed without Green Pass and I.D.
    6. Prearrangements for Viewing
      • There will be a distance of two meters or as much as possible or at least one empty seat between people who did not make the reservation for seats together
      • Distance between the audience and the stage will be four meters or as much as possible and not less than two meters. Should the event on the stage stretch beyond the stage limit then there must be at least four meters distancing
      • Ushers must be stationed throughout to make sure that all the attendees are aware of the security regulations including compulsory masks, distancing and/or respecting the partitions if there are any. Number of ushers should be the ration of one for every 75 spectators
      • There should be at least if not more 2 entrances
      • Attendee flow management at entrances and exits
    7. If at all possible, there should be no intermission at cultural events
    8. Partition at service desk – in the event that a service desk exists, a partition must be installed intercepting the respiratory droplets between staff and clients. In a building where an automatic sprinkler system exists or a fire and smoke detection system, the partition will be erected from the floor up to a height of 50 cm. below the ceiling at most.

    ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE

    1. No person can enter the facility without showing their Green Pass and I.D.
    2. The operator of the site must place a coronavirus testing station at the entrance for testing onsite and allowing entrance to the site only. The rapid coronavirus test will only be performed by an authorized provider at the entrance and their name is on the list on the Ministry`s website.
    3. A person who has received a Coronavirus negative result is allowed to enter immediately
    4. No food on the premises
    5. Determining and defining a mechanism for regulating the entry of people – the manager or operator will determine a system to regulate entry of the public, so that at no time will there be any number of people beyond the determined capacity.
    6. No dancing or eating at the event, whereby everyone must be seated for the entire viewing. In the event that the audience refutes these instructions the manager of the place will stop the event immediately and will be advised as such by the ushers.
    7. Obligation to wear masks – workers and all others who enter the premises must put on masks in compliance with the instructions for wearing masks
      • It is the duty of the manager or operator of the establishment to make sure that all who enter are wearing masks
      • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask
    8. Prevention of Gatherings –Precautions must be taken to avoid crowding at entrance to the facility
    9. Social Distancing -One must keep at least 2 meters space between people who do not reside in the same place
    10. Queues – Markings should be placed at a distance of 2 meters for people to be able to distance from each other, when standing in line. A sign posted in a prominent place should advise the people of this regulation
    11. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted in a prominent place next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed into the elevator is half of the original number of passengers indicated by the manufacturer. The sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed.
    12. Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask
    13. Reaffirm that no food shall be served or sold at the entrance or at the event. Small bottles of drinks are permitted
    14. The audience should be informed that food is not allowed and a sign stating such should be placed in a prominent place, easily visible. Operators of the venue will be fined if these two regulations are not followed
    15. Ushers will draw the spectator`s attention to the regulations

    STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

    1. Declaration Form – A declaration form must be submitted once, before the venue is opened to the public. In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the venue declares that he complies with the rules and regulations applicable to him in operating a public or business venue open to the public.
      • An online form can be submitted on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which will be forwarded to the local authority for further processing or via a form that will be available at the local authority.
      • It is proposed that you save a copy of the statement sent by e-mail.
      • Failure to submit a statement is liable for a fine.
    2. Corona Commissioner – A person should be appointed, a Corona Commissioner, who will be responsible for keeping the rules. The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above -mentioned declaration.
    3. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
      • Obligation to present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance - in Hebrew, Arabic and English
      • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the venue in a prominent place.
      • The number of people allowed on the elevator – at the entrance to elevator.
      • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people
      • The obligation to wear a mask including at the entrance to the venue.
      • No food allowed at the event
      • Seating throughout the entire event
      • The Name of the Manager – in a prominent place

    MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the sanitation regulations throughout the and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    2. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible.
    3. The Director`s instructions regarding disinfection and cleaning must be followed
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    THE PURPLE BADGE- EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – IN A BUILDING WITH ACCORDING TO THE GREEN PASS

    It is possible to hold a fair or exhibition in a public or business place according to the Green Pass and the following regulations

    ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE

    1. Only presenters can enter on condition they have the Green Pass Certificate and I.D. and has a scanned document from the Ministry of Health`s online website
    2. The operator of the site must place a coronavirus testing station at the entrance for testing onsite and allowing entrance to the site only. The rapid coronavirus test will only be performed by an authorized provider at the entrance and their name is on the list on the Ministry`s website.
    3. A person who has received a Coronavirus negative result is allowed to enter immediately 4.It is obligatory to put up a sign at the entrance in a prominent area stating in Hebrew, Arabic and English that one must present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance. As well, the operator must include in the signage that holders of validation of negative coronavirus results may enter the premises.
    4. Insofar as admission is done with pre-registration or reservation in advance, customers must be informed at the time that entrance is on condition of presenting Green Pass certificate.
    5. Reservations must be made in advance
    6. Occupancy - At a ratio of one person per each 7 square meters or up to 20 people – whichever is lower, unless the space allows for distancing of two meters between people, number of people not over 300 in a building or 500 people in open area. (The area of the place will be calculated not including parking lot, storage rooms, workshop areas, etc.
    7. Determining and defining a mechanism to control the number of people entering the place, excluding workers in order to make sure that the number of guests will not exceed of the maximum number of guests permitted.
    8. It is obligatory to put up a sign at the entrance in a prominent area stating in Hebrew, Arabic and English that one must present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance
    9. Obligation to wear masks – workers and all others who enter the premises must put on masks in compliance with the instructions for wearing masks
      • It is the duty of the manager or operator of the establishment to make sure that all who enter are wearing masks
      • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask.
    10. Guided tours can be conducted with maximum 20 people, by prior arrangement
    11. Visitors movement throughout the exhibition will be in accordance with a predetermined route, one way only
    12. Interactive / Touch Exhibit – If the exhibition includes interactive displays, then a host or hostess must be there to advise visitors of social distancing and prevent crowding, as well as disinfect the exhibits frequently.

    RECEIVING GUESTS AND PREVENTING GATHERINGS

    1. Only visitors with advanced reservations will be allowed
    2. Preventing crowding – the Manager / operator of the event will be held responsible to make sure there is no crowding or gathering
    3. Social Distancing – One must keep at least two meters apart if they are not members of the same household and especially while queuing
    4. Queues – Markings should be placed at a distance of 2 meters for people to be able to distance from each other, when standing in line. A sign posted in a prominent place should advise the people of this regulation
    5. Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask
    6. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted in a prominent place next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed into the elevator is half of the original number of passengers indicated by the manufacturer. The sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed
    7. Partition at the Service Desk – If there is a service desk, there must be a partition set up for intercepting

    STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

    1. Declaration Form – A declaration form must be submitted once, before the venue is opened the declaration form. In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the venue declares that they comply with the rules and regulations applicable to operate a public or business venue open to the public. An online form can be submitted on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which will be forwarded to the Ministry of Economy and Industry and to the local authority for further processing at the local authority.
    2. Corona Commissioner – A person should be appointed, a Corona Commissioner, who will be responsible for keeping the rules. The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above -mentioned declaration.
    3. Appointment of ushers – The Manager or operator of the place will appoint ushers when the number of us ushers on site will not at any time be less than the numbers below:
      • In an area up to 10000 meters – 2 ushers
      • In an area between 10000-25000 meters – 3 ushers
      • In an area more than 25000 meters – 5 ushers

      Ushers Duties – To inform the participants and to draw their attention to all the regulations, including the prohibition of gatherings and crowding, that it is obligatory to wear a mask at all times and to be aware of social distancing

    4. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
      • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the venue in a prominent place.
      • The obligation to wear a mask including at the entrance to the venue.
      • If there is an elevator - The number of people allowed on the elevator – at the entrance to elevator.
      • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people when queueing

    MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. The Director`s instructions regarding disinfection and cleaning must be followed
    2. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the sanitation regulations throughout and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    3. Disinfect the exhibit whenever possible
    4. Bathrooms shall be disinfected and cleaned frequently.
    5. Adapt frequency of waste disposal.
    6. At all times that sinks in the bathrooms will have hot water available, soap and paper towel
    7. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible.
    8. Ventilation – The Operator will try to ventilate the place at least three times an hour or as often as possible according to the instructions of the manager.

    The Purple Badge for regulations for hiring employees must be adhered to should the number of workers at the establishment be 10 or more

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    EVENTS WITH UNLIMITED SEATING AND NO PREVENTION OF SERVING FOOD – AS PER THE GREEN PASS CERTIFICATE

    Place of work where there are more than temporary ten employees must also adhere to the Purple Badge Employees Regulations

    RECEIVING GUESTS AND PREVENTING GATHERINGS

    1. Maximum Occupancy allowed – Provided that the area allows for social distancing of 2 meters between two persons, the number of people should not exceed 50% of the occupancy allowed, with a maximum of up to 300 people in the building and up to 500 in an open area and should the venue include both indoor and outdoor area, the number of people will not exceed 500
    2. Food:
      • Where there is seating around tables there should be at least two meters between tables
      • The operator of the place will take measures to prevent crowding at the buffet
      • Table Service will be done by a staff person – there will be no self-service
    3. Staging:
      • The conference will be "seating only|
      • All attendees must know that entrance to the place must be with the Green Pass and I.D.
      • Signage in in Hebrew, Arabic and English in a prominent place must warn that one is obligated to present a Green Pass Certificate in order to be allowed entrance -
      • Advanced registration - where there is an admission charge – registration is online or by phone
    4. Seating arrangements
      • People must sit at least two meters apart if they are not members of the same household or at least leave one empty chair between them
      • Distance between the audience and the stage will be four meters or as much as possible and not less than two meters.
      • Ushers Duties – To inform the participants and to draw their attention to all the regulations, including the prohibition of gatherings and crowding, that it is obligatory to wear a mask at all times and to be aware of social distancing. There should be one usher for every 50 people o There should be at least if not more 2 entrances
      • Attendee flow management at entrances and exits
    5. If at all possible, there should be no intermission at the event
    6. The operator will ensure that there is a separation between the eating and drinking areas and there is no consumption of food or drink in any area that is not intended for that purpose, and the operator will be responsible for to place signs with reference to this matter.
    7. Partition at service desk – in the event that a service desk exists, a partition must be installed intercepting the respiratory droplets between staff and clients. In a building where an automatic sprinkler system exists or a fire and smoke detection system, the partition will be erected from the floor up to a height of 50 cm. below the ceiling at most

    ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE

    1. No person can enter the facility without showing their Green Pass and I.D.
    2. Determining and defining a mechanism for regulating the entry of people – the manager or operator will determine a system to regulate entry of the public, so that at no time will there be more people than the predetermined capacity.
    3. Obligation to wear masks – workers and all others who enter the premises must put on masks in compliance with the instructions for wearing masks
      • It is the duty of the manager or operator of the establishment to make sure that all who enter are wearing masks
      • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask
    4. Preventing Gatherings - It is incumbent to prevent crowding in the establishment as well as at the entrance to the place
    5. Social Distancing - There must sit at least two meters apart if they are not members of the same household and especially while queuing
    6. Queues – Markings should be placed at a distance of 2 meters for people to be able to distance from each other, when standing in line.
    7. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted in a prominent place next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed into the elevator is half of the original number of passengers indicated by the manufacturer. The sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed.
    8. Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask

    STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

    1. Declaration Form – A declaration form must be submitted once, before the venue is opened to the public. In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the venue declares that he complies with the rules and regulations applicable to him in operating a public or business venue open to the public.
      • An online form can be submitted on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which will be forwarded to the local authority for further processing or via a form that will be available at the local authority.
      • It is proposed that you save a copy of the statement sent by e-mail.
      • Failure to submit a statement is liable for a fine.
    2. Corona Commissioner – A person should be appointed, a Corona Commissioner, who will be responsible for keeping the rules. The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above -mentioned declaration.
    3. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
      • Obligation to present a Green Pass in order to be allowed entrance - in Hebrew, Arabic and English
      • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the venue in a prominent place.
      • The number of people allowed on the elevator – at the entrance to elevator.
      • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people
      • The obligation to wear a mask including at the entrance to the venue.
      • The Name of the Manager – in a prominent place
      • No food allowed at the conference that has not been sold or been served.

    MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the sanitation regulations throughout and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    2. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible.

    Place of work where there are more than temporary ten employees must also adhere to the Purple Badge Employees Regulations

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    PURPLE BADGE FOR SHOPS / STORES

    Workplaces are also bound by the Purple Badge conditions for hiring workers

    RECEIVING GUESTS AND PREVENTING GATHERINGS

    1. Maximum Capacity Allowed
      • A shop of 300 meters at a ratio of one person per each 7 square meters or up to 20 people – whichever is lower
      • For a shop that is 300 meters or more - a ratio of one person per 15 square meters, (the area of the place will be calculated not including parking lot, storage rooms, workshop areas, etc.)
    2. It is incumbent to prevent crowding in the establishment as well as at the entrance to the place
    3. Social Distancing – One must keep at least two meters apart if they are not members of the same household and especially while queuing
    4. Queues – Markings should be placed at a distance of 2 meters for people to be able to distance from each other, when standing in line.
    5. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted in a prominent place next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed into the elevator is half of the original number of passengers indicated by the manufacturer. The sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed.
    6. Partition at service desk – in the event that a service desk exists, a partition must be installed intercepting the respiratory droplets between staff and clients. In a building where an automatic sprinkler system exists or a fire and smoke detection system, the partition will be erected from the floor up to a height of 50 cm. below the ceiling at most.
    7. Deliveries – the shipment will be placed outside the entrance of the residence, unless the person with a disability requests assistance in getting the package into the home

    STATEMENTS, SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

    1. Declaration Form – A declaration form must be submitted once, before the venue is opened to the public. In accordance with the statement, the holder or the operator of the venue declares that he complies with the rules and regulations applicable to him in operating a public or business venue open to the public.
      • An online form can be submitted on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, which will be forwarded to the local authority for further processing or via a form that will be available at the local authority.
      • It is proposed that you save a copy of the statement sent by e-mail.
      • Failure to submit a statement is liable for a fine.
    2. Corona Commissioner – A person should be appointed, a Corona Commissioner, who will be responsible for keeping the rules. The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above -mentioned declaration.
    3. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
      • The number of visitors allowed – sign at the entrance to the venue in a prominent place.
      • The number of people allowed on the elevator – at the entrance to elevator
      • Keeping a distance of 2 meters between people.
      • The obligation to wear a mask including at the entrance to the venue.

    ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE

    1. Compulsory that everyone wears a mask, attendees and workers, according to the regulations for mask-wearing. The duty the manager / operator to make sure that all who enter the establishment are wearing masks as follows:
      • One cannot enter the premises without a mask and it must be worn at all times
      • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask.
      • Announcements – wherever there is a public address system the responsible person must announce every half hour reminders to wear a mask
    2. Determining and defining a mechanism for regulating the entry of people – the manager or operator will determine a system to regulate entry of the public, so that at no time will there be more people than the predetermined capacity.>
    3. Where possible one must keep a record and register all details. For more information on how to carry this out click on this link

    MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. Selling dispersed products – two options
      • Selling products that are pre-packaged
      • Selling dispersed products only self-service, and only if they are covered with plastic, disposable gloves are provided to the clients so that they can take the products themselves
    2. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the sanitation regulations throughout and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    3. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible.
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    LIMITING EVENTS

    LIMITED EVENTS – It is forbidden to organize or participate in an organized tour, any kind of entertainment or art show, attend a ceremony including weddings or religious ceremony or at a party where the number of participants exceeds the permitted gathering - up to 20 people in a building and up to 50 people in an open area, and if the gathering places includes an indoor and an outdoor space then up to 50 people in all, as the case may be except for: a performance, ceremony or a party which includes a cultural activity where people are seated around tables or in a hall or events garden.
    It is forbidden for an organizer to hold any event in a public or private place except for a place which follows the stipulations as above.
    It is forbidden for the owner of a place other than a public or business place to hold a limited event in excess of the permitted numbers – up to 20 people in a building and up to 50 people in an open space and if the event includes both an indoor and outdoor area then up to 50 people in total.
    Instructions for those providing services for an event – lighting, music, photography and infrastructure services as well as catering for the event and bar (serving drinks):

    • It is forbidden to give service to a limited event held in a public or private place, except for a place that follows the rules as above
    • It is forbidden to give service to a limited event anywhere where the number of participants exceeds the permitted number
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    THE PURPLE BADGE – MALLS

    As of March 21, 2021, stalls can be operated according to the following conditions:

    The operator/manager of the mall will allow stalls to be placed in the mall subject to the following instructions:

    1. The stalls will be placed in a row, as far apart as possible no less than 4 meters between stalls, unless there is a partition between them no less than 6 meters apart
    2. According to the partition mentioned above there will be a space on both sides of the partition with an additional 50 cm and a height of no less and 1.8 meters from the floor up.
    3. The stalls will not be close to the entrances or exists of the stores, nor close to narrow pathways
    4. At the food stalls only prepackaged food will be sold

    ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE

    1. Maximum occupancy allowed at the mall – the number of people allowed will be the ratio of one person per 15 square meters in the store area. The area of the place will be calculated according to the area open to the public in the mall and the sales area in the store and does not include the parking lot, storage rooms, workshop areas, etc.
    2. Maximum occupancy for the stores operating in the mall is contingent on the fact that the area allows for a distance of two meters between people
      • Stores that sell food, pharmaceutical supplies, opticians or a store that sells hygienic products will adhere to the ratio of one person per 7 square meters or 20 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, whichever is lower
      • The rest of the stores with an area up to 300 meters will be allowed one person for every 15 square meters or 20 people, whichever is lower.
    3. Eating Establishments in the Mall – are permitted to seat diners at their own place following the rules of Eating establishments according to the Green Pass regulations for indoors
    4. Digital Calculating (Numbering) Mechanism - Determining and defining a mechanism to control the number of people entering the mall, excluding workers in order to make sure that the number of guests will not exceed of the maximum number of guests permitted. The system will not identify people coming and going nor will it photograph their faces. The documented information will be deleted within 48 hours and will be used only for counting those entering and leave the site.
    5. As far as it is possible entrances and exits from the mall should be separated
    6. Masks – It is compulsory that everyone wears a mask according to the regulations for mask-wearing and it is the managements responsibility to ensure enforcement that mall employees and those who are employed by the stores wear masks at all times.
      • One cannot enter the premises without a mask and it must be worn at all times
      • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask.

    RECEIVING GUESTS AND PREVENTING GATHERINGS

    1. Preventing gatherings – Whatever has to be done to prevent crowding or gatherings in the mall, at the entrances as well as the entrances to the stores
    2. Measures should be taken to keep a social distancing in queues such as marking places to stand in queues and placing physical means of maintaining space between people
    3. Social Distancing -One must keep at least 2 meters space between people who do not reside in the same place
    4. Queues – Markings should be placed at a distance of 2 meters for people to be able to distance from each other, when standing in line. A sign posted in a prominent place should advise the people of this regulation
    5. Elevators – The number of people allowed in the elevator should be posted in a prominent place next to the elevator. The amount of people allowed into the elevator is half of the original number of passengers indicated by the manufacturer. The sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator indicating the number of passengers allowed
    6. Ushers Duties – Ushers are responsible to assure that employees and visitors comply with the regulations as follows:
      1. Number of Ushers - There will not be less ushers than the numbers below:
        • In an area up to 10000 meters – 2 ushers
        • In an area between 10000-25000 meters – 3 ushers
        • In an area more than 25000 meters – 5 ushers
      2. Ushers Duties – To inform the participants and to draw their attention to all the regulations, including the prohibition of gatherings and crowding, that it is obligatory to wear a mask at all times and to be aware of social distancing in the mall and in all the stores

    MAINTAINING SANITATION

    1. The Director`s instructions regarding disinfection and cleaning must be followed
    2. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the sanitation regulations throughout and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters., partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of each day.
    3. Disinfectant for clients – disinfecting stands for hands should be readily available and easily accessible.
    4. Bathrooms shall be disinfected and cleaned frequently.
    5. Adapt frequency of waste disposal.
    6. Bathrooms sinks will have hot water available, soap and paper towels, and suggest to clients to wash their hands before dining.
    7. Ventilation – The Operator will try to ventilate the place at least three times an hour or as often as possible according to the instructions of the manager.
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    PURPLE BADGE - MUSEUMS

    ENTRANCE

    1. Maximum Occupancy Allowed in Museums – The number of people will not exceed a ratio of one person to every 7 square meters of floor space or 20 people – whichever is less. For a hall with an area above 300 square meters – the number of people is not to exceed the ratio of one person per 15 square meters; the square area of the hall will be calculated only according to the areas open to the public, for the time being, and not including parking areas, storage rooms, utility rooms, and so on.
    2. Determining and defining a mechanism for regulating the entry of people into the museum – the holder or operator of the museum will determine a system to regulate entry of the public to the museum, so that at no time will there be present any number of people beyond the determined capacity.
    3. Obligation to wear masks – workers and all others who enter the premises must put on masks in compliance with the instructions for wearing masks.
      • It is forbidden for anyone to enter the premises without a mask and he must be committed to wearing a mask.
      • It is forbidden to give service to anyone who is not wearing a mask.
      • such as asthma or another allergy.
    4. Guided Visits in the Museum – will take not exceed 10 participants, and by prior arrangement only.
    5. Movement of Visitors to the Museum – will be in accordance with the track chosen ahead of time and in one direction only.
    6. Touching of Exhibits in the Museum – In a museum that has exhibits that require the touch of visitors, there needs to be an usher near every few working exhibits, who will point out to the visitors the necessity of keeping one's distance and the prohibition of gathering, and will disinfect the exhibits frequently.

    RECEIVING THE PUBLIC AND CROWD PREVENTION

    1. Visitors will be received by prior appointment.
    2. Prevention / Supervision of Assembly – It is incumbent upon the or the operator of the museum to prevent crowding and gathering in the vicinity of the museum and at the entrance to the museum.
    3. Social Distancing – Care must be taken to maintain a distance of at least 2 meters between people who do not reside in the same house, especially while standing in line.
    4. Signage Marking the Queue – Measures must be taken to maintain distance between people by marking the places where to stand in line; at a distance of 2 meters one from the other and by placing physical markers in order to facilitate keeping the distance between people. Signs must be posted in prominent places to ensure that distance is maintained while waiting in line.
    5. Public Address System – In the event that the museum possesses a public address system, the operator of the museum will broadcast announcements at least once every half hour, regarding the obligation to wear masks, to keep one's distance and to refrain from gathering.
    6. Elevators – In the event that there is an elevator in the museum, the number of people allowed into the elevator is half the maximum number permitted according to the manufacturer's instructions, unless it is people that live together. A sign must be posted at the entrance to the elevator, and on it the number of people permitted to ride will be indicated.
    7. Partition at the Service Desk –If there is a service desk, there must be a partition set up for intercepting the respiratory droplets between staff and visior

    STATEMENTS, (DISCLAIMERS / DECLARATIONS) SIGNAGE AND PROCEDURES

    1. A Declaration Form – must be submitted to the local authority, before the opening of the museum, and signed as follows: (link). In accordance with the statement, the or the operator of the establishment declares that he abides by the conditions and the instructions that are applicable to him in order to operate the establishment; the declaration will be submitted via an on-line form that can be found on the site of the Ministry of Economy and Industry or on-line via the local authority, for further treatment by the local authority.
    2. Corona Commissioner – An employee must be appointed who will be responsible for enforcing the rules – "Corona Commissioner". The name of the Corona Commissioner will be provided in the above mentioned declaration.
    3. Appointing Ushers – the holder or the operator of the museum will appoint ushers in the following manner:
      • the number of ushers present in the museum at any given time will not be less than that listed below:
        1. A museum with an area is up to 10,000 sq. meters – 2 ushers
        2. A museum with an area between 10,000-25,000 sq. meters – 3 ushers
        3. A museum with an area above 25,000 sq. meters – 5 ushers
      • Duty of the Ushers – to inform the visitors and to draw their attention regarding the obligation to follow all the instructions, particularly the prohibition to gather, obligation to wear masks, and ensuring the maximum number of people allowed in the establishment.
    4. Signage – It is obligatory to post the following signs in the most prominent areas:
      • The number of visitors allowed – at the entrance to the museum in a place that stands out.
      • The obligation to wear masks – at the entrance to the museum and in other prominent areas.
      • If there is an elevator on the premises, the number of people allowed on the elevator and at the entrance to each elevator.
      • Maintaining a distance of 2 meters between persons while standing in line.

    MAINTAINING HYGIENE AND PROPER VENTILATION

    1. The Director's instructions regarding disinfection and cleaning must be followed
    2. Disinfecting – Care must be taken to adhere to the hygiene regulations throughout the museum and to guide the workers in this matter, including disinfecting internal surfaces; surfaces with which visitors may frequently come into contact, (handles, doors, railings, counters, partitions, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.) This must be done frequently, no less than twice per day and then again at the end of the day's act
    3. All exhibits with which visitors may come into contact must be disinfected after each use.
    4. One must ensure Increased cleaning and disinfection of the toilet facilities and with greater frequency.
    5. Wastebaskets must be emptied with greater frequency.
    6. Make sure that the hand washing areas are supplied with hot water, soap, and paper towels at all times.
    7. Hand Sanitizer for Visitors – Equipment with hand sanitizer should be placed in easily available and accessible locations.
    8. Ventilation – The holder or the operator of the museum, shall run, as far as possible, 3 air exchanges per hour. The method of executing this air exchange shall be in accordance with the instructions of the director.

    In the event that the number of workers in the employ of the holder or operator of the museum is above 10, then the holder or operator of the museum must also adhere to the terms of the Purple Badge for employing workers.

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    PURPLE BADGE – SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FOR ISRAELIS, NOT TOURISTS

    Instructions on this page refer to special transportation as an example, for trips on a Zotobus transporting workers to their workplace, or transportation to the airport.
    "Special Transportation" –Transportation where busses or excursion vehicles stand in wait for the authority that reserved them for a fee, which includes their use;

    Zotobus – A special vehicle with the following features:

    1. Consists of a single body equipped with windows.
    2. The permissible maximum weight is up to 2,200 kg. and cannot exceed 3,500 kg.
    3. Height is no less than 175 cm from the ground to the highest point on the roof of the vehicle; except for any device, fixture or attachment that was installed on the roof not by the manufacturer in the process of manufacturing the vehicle.
    4. Up to 10 passenger seats are installed in the vehicle, in addition to a driver's seat and the total number of passenger seats indicated in the vehicle's license.

    Guidelines for a Special Trip:

    1. Permissible Number of Passengers: Bus – up to 45 passengers; Zotobus – up to 75% of the number indicated in the vehicle license.
    2. Passengers may not be seated in the two front seats behind the driver nor in the two front seats beside the driver, unless there is a divider that is at least 180 cm. high between the driver and the seats behind him.
    3. Obligation to maintain distance on land transportation vehicle: Any passenger in a land transport vehicle will maintain, as much as possible, a distance of at least 2 meters between himself and the next person, they are allowed to maintain close contact, in the following circumstances:
      • They live in the same place
      • A minor and his escort
    4. As much as possible, the ride will take place with open windows
    5. In a case where the seats behind the driver are assigned to a handicapped person, he should be assigned an alternate seat in the first nearest place that has handicap access.
    6. On a city trip, there is no standing allowed in the first row behind the driver. On an intercity trip, no standing at all, will be allowed.
    7. Masks – All the passengers and persons entering the vehicle must wear a mask in accordance to the mask wearing instructions.
    8. Restrictions on Food Intake During the Ride: a passenger may not eat during while travelling, unless it is necessary for health reasons
    9. It is Compulsory for the Passengers to be Informed of the Guidelines:
      • It is obligatory for the operator of the vehicle to update all information on his website regarding the instructions given by law; including instructions regarding maximum occupancy, the obligation to maintain distance and gatherings, restrictions regarding food consumption and restricting the entry of persons with a body temperature exceeding 38˚ Celsius.
      • It is obligatory for the operator too, as much as possible, inform the passengers of the shuttle, by posting notices in the ground vehicles regarding the donning of face masks and the obligation to keep a distance of 2 meters between people.
      • It is obligatory for the operator of the transfer to inform the passengers that reservations for the trip must be made in advance as well as the regulation of the prohibition of people with 38 or more degrees are not allowed o travel in the vehicles
    10. Registration and recording of details for rides must be coordinated in advance. For registration instructions press here.
    11. Appointment of coordinators - the shuttle operator will employ coordinators whose job it is to inform the passengers of their obligation to follow the instructions that apply to them, and to inform them regarding the maximum occupancy rate. The coordinators' clothing will be purchased by the operating company and they will prominently visible sport name tags wih their names and their job function prominently visible.
    12. Hygiene – the vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected at least once each day, including a thorough cleaning of surfaces with which people come into contact such as grip handles, poles and so on.
    13. Cleaning and Disinfection following the discovery of a verified patient – in the event that the operator is made aware that one of the passengers or one of the workers that were in a shuttle has been verified ill, it is his responsibility to make certain, as soon as possible, that the vehicles in which they were present
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