For iPhone users traveling on United Airlines, flying during the epidemic is a little more convenient.
Friday, United Announced This will allow iPhone users to show that they have been vaccinated against Covid-1 against using the Apple Health app. To take advantage of this new service, you must run iOS 15, which allows people to download them Verifiable health record and Covid-1 test resultsSave them to Apple Health via Smart Health Card.
Although travelers to the United States do not need to be vaccinated to travel domestically, other countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Spain, need proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-1 test.
United’s new digital shortcuts seem simple and easy to use. First you need to download the United app for iOS. Once done, 9to5Mac Explain, go to the airline’s Travel-Ready Center and select the option to upload vaccine documentation. Then, click “Upload” and select “Share your smart health card”.
Apple will continue to ask your permission to share your health information – only the information you want to share will be shared – and send that information to United. The airline will verify the records and save them until you finish your trip.
As you may have guessed, not everyone will be able to take advantage of United’s new digital shortcuts. It all depends on whether your healthcare provider and the state have accepted it Smart Health Card Specification. Some states, such as Hawaii, California, Louisiana, New York and Virginia, already offer smart health cards.
Currently, smart health cards are only available on the Apple Health app, which can be used to share information with approved third-party apps. However, in an upcoming software update, Apple says users will be able to add a Covid-1 vaccine card to their Apple Wallet.
Gizmodo reached out to United on Friday for comment but received no response at the time of publication. We will not forget to update this blog if we hear back.