After much anticipation, iOS 15.4 is finally being rolled out to supported iPhones. With this new update, users in the EU will be able to add an EU Digital COVID Certificate to the Health and Wallet apps by opening the Camera App. They will proceed and scan the certificate’s QR code, tapping on the yellow Health app notification that will pop out. After tapping the “Add to Wallet & Health” button, the vaccine certificate will be there. Inside of the Wallet App, the Vaccine cards will show the person’s name, the type of vaccine they have received, the date that each dose was administered, the issuer, and a digitally signed QR code. More detailed immunization records will also be available through the Health app.
Worth noting, that the feature has been partially available since the latest iOS 15.4 beta. According to MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Vitcci, he was able to add his Italian vaccination record to the Health app, but not the Wallet app. Apple’s release notes indicate that the EU Digital COVID Certificates issued by Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Cape Verde, North Macedonia, and Palestine also currently can’t be verified or added to the Wallet app on the iOS 15.4 beta. We have to wait a couple of days to uncover how many countries have support in the full-fledged iOS 15.4.
Big news for EU citizens:
iOS 15.4 will bring support for adding EU Digital COVID Certificates in the Health and Wallet apps.
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I tested my Italian vaccination record and it worked with Health. Not in Wallet yet. These will show up under Immunization records in the Health app. 💉 pic.twitter.com/0UFndDFncO
— Federico Viticci (@viticci) January 27, 2022
Many countries in Europe offer support for the inclusion of EU COVID-19 Vaccine Certifications on iOS 15.4 Wallet & Health app
Worth noting that Apple has been expanding this feature since iOS 15.1. The Cupertino-based iPhone maker has rolled out the feature that makes Health and Wallet apps to support COVID-19 vaccination records in the United States feature. After the initial rollout, the company then expanded the feature’s availability to Canada. Now, with the EU entering this cycle of support, the list of countries is now even bigger. For instance, we can now list the following countries in Europe:
- the Netherlands
Worth noting that there are other countries with support. We expect the company to fully disclose the availability now that iOS 15.4 is rolling out. For now, it’s unclear if other regions will also get this update. There are many countries in Latin America, and Asia that aren’t supported. This certainly depends on many governments’ approval. We won’t discard a further expansion for now, but at least for iOS 15.4, users in the remaining regions will have to wait a little longer.