excelsior pass: your vaccine passport

New York State has introduced the Excelsior Pass, a free and secure way to provide digital proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test results. 

Think of it as a passport to gain entry to sporting events, art performances and more. The Pass can be stored digitally on your smartphone with the Excelsior Pass Wallet app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for free.

With this Pass, businesses and venues can scan and validate your pass to ensure you meet the guidelines for entry. You will be asked to show a photo ID with your name and birthdate to prove the pass belongs to you.

The Pass does not eliminate the need to follow NY State and CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, the wearing of face masks and hand hygiene.

You will be able to show alternate proof of vaccination or testing.

To receive your Pass, you’ll need to complete some information to verify your identity. To get started with that, click here.

If you view this post on your smartphone, you’ll be able to click on the below links and be taken immediately to one of the app stores to download you Excelsior Pass – or go to the app store on your phone and search for the Excelsior Pass app.

To download the Excelsior Pass from the Apple App Store, click here.

To download it from the Google Play Store, click here.

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