Explained: How to add your COVID-19 vaccine pass to your phone's digital wallet

Kiwis will enter a new way of living on Friday as COVID vaccine passes become mandatory to enter a range of businesses and venues across the country.

So The Project teamed up with the Ministry of Health to break down how to add your vaccine pass to your phone's digital wallet.

How to get your vaccine pass

First, jump online to mycovidrecord.health.nz and sign up. You'll need your own email address and an ID like a passport or driver's licence to prove it's you.

The website should link up your details with your NHI number, and there you go, you have your vaccine status.

Next, use the option to email your My Vaccine Pass to yourself and that's all the proof you need to get into businesses.

How to add your vaccine pass to your phone's digital wallet

Instead of digging through your email inbox every single time you need your pass, or printing off a piece of paper to pull out of your pocket all the time, the easiest option is to use a digital wallet on your phone.

But what's a digital wallet, you might ask? Well, it's just like a real, physical wallet. It can hold tickets you've bought, your credit cards, and of course, a My Vaccine Pass.

Just like you don't carry a big calculator or road map around anymore, simple digital wallet apps like Apple Wallet or Google Pay are the quickest way for businesses to scan your details and let you enjoy everything on offer this summer.

If you don't already have an Apple Wallet or Google Pay app, there's an icon link on your My Vaccine Pass email. Just click it and follow the instructions. Which wallet you use depends on the type of phone you have.

Once you're done, your My Vaccine Pass is just a click away. But don't worry, if you do get stuck along the way, the Ministry of Health's helpline is just a phone call away on 0800 222 478.

Watch the video above.