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About this app

• A free, fast way to check digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.
• Become part of New York's Safe Reopening. For New York businesses, Excelsior Pass is the fastest and easiest way to accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results to ensure compliance with State reopening guidelines.
• Sponsored by the State of New York, Excelsior Pass provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.
• Excelsior pass is free to download and use.
• Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, New Yorkers can store Passes digitally on their smartphones to present at participating businesses and venues.
• As a business, you can use the Excelsior Pass Scanner app to validate that your employees or customers have valid Passes and are safe to enter your establishment.
• You are required to verify identification by matching the name and birth date on the Pass to a photo ID.
• In accordance with State reopening guidelines for your industry, you may also accept alternate forms of proof of vaccination or negative test results, like a CDC card or lab report.
• Download Excelsior Pass Scanner and be part of the safe reopening of New York State.
Updated on
Sep 29, 2022

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Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
72 reviews
Peter Wing
April 6, 2021
Works as described although there seems to be slight delay in scanning (reading) of a bar code. However, once read, the green check box shows ... just wait for it. As noted above THIS IS THE APP FOR READING A PERSON"S NYS EXCEISIOR BARCODE ...NOT to display your personal code. Reader will read either the Bar Code from a smart phone or printed version. Actually, quite simple to use.// ADDED NOTE: Scanner seems to work immediately with a smart phone barcode display but can delay with a paper printed barcode. Phone to Phone for best response, but paper printout can work, but not as consistently..
26 people found this review helpful
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NYS Office of Information Technology Services
April 6, 2021
Thank you for your feedback and for supporting the safe re-opening of New York State. We are glad you found Excelsior Pass Scanner easy to use.
Alex Dolan
October 19, 2021
Because the excelsior pass app defaults to maximum brightness, the scan image is often blown out and won't scan. If you get much closer to the code it helps, but still made it difficult. Should have had a text code backup to type in.
7 people found this review helpful
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Angela Gonzales
June 3, 2021
Does not scan easily. You have to tilt your device/phone just at the right angle to read the QR code (on the rare occasion that it does work). I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app numerous times and still gives me issues.
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Minor Enhancements