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iOS 15.4 puts EU COVID vaccination certificates into Health and Wallet apps

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What you need to know

  • Apple's iOS 15.4 beta includes support for adding EU COVID-19 vaccination certificates to the Health and Wallet apps.
  • Current testing shows that only the Health app appears to work currently.
  • Some EU countries aren't supported at the moment.

People in the EU will be able to put their COVID-19 vaccination certificates into the Health and Wallet apps when iOS 15.4 launches.

According to people testing the iOS 15.4 update in the EU they can now add COVID-19 vaccination status certificates to the Health app, although they don't yet appear to be popping up in the Wallet app. That will likely come in time, however.

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Adding a certificate appears to be as simple as scanning its QR code and tapping the "Add to Wallet and Health" button. The iOS 15.4 release notes suggest that there are some exceptions right now, however. Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Cape Verde, North Macedonia, and Palestine are currently not supported although that could change in a future beta — this is the first one to be made available to developers and public beta testers, and many more are expected before the update is ready for public consumption.

Apple's iOS 15.1 update added similar functionality for the United States and it appears that EU residents will also be able to follow suit later this year. We don't have a release window for IOS 15.3 just yet but the expectation is that it will be released at some point this spring.

In the EU and running the latest iOS 15.4 beta or in the United States running iOS 15.1 or later? Here's how to add a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to your iPhone.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.