Corona 2.20 warning app available – this is new

Corona-Warn-App 2.20 will be delivered to users. With many improvements in function and operation, but also with an important new language version. Android users have a lot to look forward to.

The Corona-Warn-App (CWA) is available in version 2.20. The main news at a glance.

CWA in Ukrainian

First of all, a reaction to the war in Ukraine provoked by Russia: the project team translated the CWA completely into Ukrainian. You can download this version from the Ukrainian App/Play Store.

Increased risk indicator

The highest risk indicator (red tile) has been shortened from 14 to 10 days. This corresponds to current quarantine requirements. A red token will automatically turn green again on the 11th day after the last risk encounter.

Adjustment of the risk screen after a positive test result

The risk screen after a positive test result is now adjusted. If users have registered a positive test in the CWA, the red mosaic will now be shown to them in the event of a higher risk encounter, as explained by those responsible. After seven days, the mosaic will always show up again, regardless of whether or not there is an increased risk. Additionally, the CWA now notifies users if the date of the last high-risk encounter on the red tile has changed.

recovery certificates

In the future, validity dates will no longer be displayed for convalescence certificates because the validity of certificates depends on local regulations. Instead, the date of the first positive test on which the certificate is based is now displayed.

Reissue vaccination certificates directly from the app

From March 29, 2022, users can also reissue vaccination certificates directly through the app. Some CWA users will find the note “Update Certificate” below their booster certificate. However, this does not mean that the certificate has expired, it is that the EU has changed the requirements for vaccination certificates for booster vaccinations. This means that certificates that do not meet current requirements are still valid, but may not be recognized during an inspection. The changes primarily affect users.

who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or a post-recovery vaccine.

The CWA automatically detects if there are certificates that need to be exchanged and informs the relevant users. They can then voluntarily request a new immunization certificate free of charge directly through the CWA by tapping the “Update Certificate” notice below the affected certificate. The RKI then issues the updated certificate and sends it back to the CWA. Users can find the updated certificate on the Certificates tab.

user interface

There is also a change in the user interface. Users can no longer touch the alerts in the contact journal, only the date. As before, people and places that users entered there, but are not necessarily related to the warning, are listed below this.

In the certificates area, the QR code of the currently used certificate has been removed from the details screen. The QR code is now in the certificate overview.

android 13

The CWA has also been made compatible with Android 13, which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2022.

Android 13: These are the news

Android 13: these smartphones will receive the update

How to get the Corona-Warn-App 2.20

The Corona-Warn-App 2.20 will be rolled out to all Android users within the next 48 hours. iOS users can manually download the current version of the app immediately from the Apple store.


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