Bahrain has signed a mutual recognition of vaccination and green passports agreement with Israel. It is the first agreement of its kind between the two countries and is a global precedent for a bilateral agreement on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates. Under the agreement, those who have been vaccinated in both countries and received vaccinations recognised in the other country will be exempt from isolation rules and be able to enter places which require a green passport. In the second phase, arrangements will be made for people who have been vaccinated with a vaccine which is not recognised by one of the two countries. The identification process will be carried out digitally. This will facilitate entry into both countries. It is expected to strengthen tourism, trade and economic relations between the two countries. It follows recent talks between the Bahraini Foreign Affairs Minister and their Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi.