Covid-19: Air New Zealand to trial digital vaccine passports

A deal from , 22. Feb. 2021 2:32 pm

Air New Zealand has confirmed they will be the latest airline to trial the IATA Travel Pass on flights between Auckland and Sydney in April for three weeks.

Developed by the International Air Transport Association, the Travel Pass app will allow travellers to create a 'digital health wallet' that is linked to their e-passport.

Once a user has been vaccinated or tested, the results will be sent securely to the individual’s app.

The app then checks the results against requirements for travel, and gives a “green tick to travel” to eligible users.

The scheme will be open to both passengers and crew.

Air New Zealand Chief Digital Officer, Jennifer Sepull, said:

Once borders reopen, travel is going to look very different, with customers’ health data needing to be verified at check-in. It’s essentially like having a digital health certificate that can be easily and securely shared with airlines. This will give customers peace of mind that they meet all travel requirements for the different countries around the world before they even get to the airport."

Qatar Airways is also planning on using the same technology on their Doha-Istanbul route from March.

Covid-19: Air New Zealand to trial digital vaccine passports