New York launches Covid-19 Vaccine Passport App to help restart live events in the State

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of a new digital vaccine passport in a bid to restart live events safely in the US state.

New York’s ‘Excelsior Pass’ is a free but voluntary platform that uses proven and secure technology to confirm if an individual has either been fully vaccinated against coronavirus or has recently tested negative for the virus.

It’s hoped that the launch of the app, which will provide each user with a QR code much like a boarding pass that venues and businesses can scan before permitting entry, will help “fast-track the reopening of businesses and event venues in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines”.