The Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem will accept patients with serious and life-threating medical conditions from Cyprus from February, provided they obtain a ‘green passport’, a document issued in Cyprus proving they have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Positive coronavirus cases will not be accepted, the hospital said.
Those who are accepted, will not have to quarantine once in Israel, the hospital said in a statement released on Tuesday.
Nicosia-based iMer Medical Services, the representative of Hadassah University Hospital in Cyprus, will be the only medical institution allowed to release the ‘green passport’ necessary to travel to Israel.
However, the hospital added that, in case of urgent care, the Israeli health minister will also approve patients without the green passport.
The Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem started accepting Cypriot patients last November in an attempt to relieve hospitals in the island, under strain from Covid-19, before stopping the service in late December when a third lockdown was imposed in Israel.
Last October, Hadassah Medical Ltd, one of the biggest medical organisations in the world, announced that it was is in advanced talks with Cypriot company HC Management of Medical Centre PLC (MMC) for the creation and operation of a new state-of-the-art medical and hospital complex in Nicosia and Limassol.
Hadassah is reportedly planning to invest over €150m in the entire project for a hospital in the capital and a rehabilitation centre in Limassol, which are expected to open their doors respectively in 2024 and 2021.