Singapore Airlines will inaugurate next week a “digital passport”, the Travel Pass developed by the International Air Transport Association (Iata), which will allow passengers to prove their health status in the face of the coronavirus.
This application displays and authenticates passenger health data, such as their Covid-19 tests or their vaccination status, in order to facilitate checks.
The Singaporean company will begin testing this device on flights between the city-state and London from March 15 to 28 with passengers whose smartphones are running iOS.
"Our partnership with Singapore Airlines will be the first full deployment of the Iata Travel Pass and will help restart air travel around the world," said Nick Careen, an official of the association.
Through the app, users can book tests for Covid-19 at a clinic.
Once registered and screened, they receive the test results and confirmation of their health status on the Travel Pass.
With this application, controls will be easier.
Other airlines, such as Air New Zealand or Emirates, are to participate in the testing of this app.