covid-19 vaccine passport
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced plans to introduce vaccination passports, it has been reported.
IATA has revealed that it is “in the final development phase” of a mobile “digital passport” app that would tell airlines if international travellers had been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The news comes just days after Australia’s Qantas announced Monday that it’s on board with requiring a “vaccination passport” for international travellers, starting next year.
In the past few weeks, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Oxford University-AstraZeneca have announced that large trials showed their respective COVID-19 vaccines will soon be ready for development.
The IATA and International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, have been working on a digital pass they hope to roll out in the first quarter of 2021. This app would use blockchain technology to track users and tell officials whether a person has been vaccinated.
Some airlines such as Korean Air are already looking at trying out CommonPass, an app endorsed by the World Economic Forum and created with the Commons Project Foundation.
Meanwhile, International SOS’s AOKpass is currently being used on flights between Abu Dhabi and Pakistan.

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