New York launches its own vaccination pass. Since the beginning of April, New Yorkers have been able to use an application on their smartphones to prove that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or, failing that, that a negative test has recently been carried out.
The name of this application? The Excelsior Pass! New York is the first of the 50 states to implement this system. Thanks to this pass, championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, events such as a concert at Madison Square Garden or, on a smaller scale, the wedding of one of your loved ones would become possible.
The application, which aims to help restore economic activity, was funded by the State of New York and is available free of charge to anyone who has been vaccinated or tested in the state. Once downloaded, you will be asked to enter your name, date of birth and postcode before answering a list of personal questions to verify your identity. The data will come from the state vaccine registry and will be linked to a number of pre-approved testing companies. By presenting your QR code to the event organiser, a simple green bookmark or red cross will appear when reading it, thus protecting the security and confidentiality of users’ personal data.