Travel Technology Singapore travellers can now add vaccine certificates to Google Pay app By TTG Asia / Posted on 1 November, 2021 17:15 Travellers in Singapore can now store and access their HealthCerts securely and conveniently in their Google Pay app, the first digital payments platform that is partnering with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) on this new feature. The integration allows Android users to easily access the digitally authenticated and endorsed vaccination certificates wherever applicable – for authorities, airlines, airports, and other places that require it. Android users in Singapore can now securely store and access their HealthCerts within the Google Pay app Once a user stores the digital version of the vaccination certificates on their Android device, they will be able to add a shortcut on their device’s home screen and easily access it from there as well. This feature has been designed with privacy and security at its core. Users can choose whom to show their vaccination details to. The information in the user’s HealthCerts is not shared by Google with its various services or third parties and it is not used for targeting ads. For added security, a lock screen is required to store HealthCerts on an Android device. Once the certificates are saved onto a user’s phone, they can access their vaccine information even when they are offline. Patrick Teo, director of engineering for Google Pay, said: “With international travel opening up, we believe we can continue to be helpful to Singaporeans travelling abroad with HealthCerts kept securely in Google Pay and accessible in any of the 40 countries where Google Pay is accepted.” Users can retrieve their Covid-19 vaccination certificates from HealthCerts on Google Pay by logging into the Singapore government’s Notαrise website with their Singpass.