Vaccine passports to give govts confidence to restart air travel – MENAFN.COM

SourceMENAFN
SectorEconomy
CountryGulf

An All Nippon Airways Co (ANA) employee assists a passenger at a check-in counter at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. ANA plans to trial the IATA Travel Pass app, which allows passengers to verify if they meet the Covid-19 testing requirements of their destination and share their test results with airlines and authorities. (MENAFN - Gulf Times) With Japan preparing to host the Olympic Games in July, without inbound spectators, the country's public and private sectors are taking steps to help restart inbound and outbound travel albeit with a longer term vision. Japan will also be issuing digital health certificates to citizens who have been inoculated, according to Nikkei.

The Nikkei report also added that the digital certificate can be managed on a mobile app and will be in line with international standards, allowing the individual to present proof of vaccination at immigration checkpoints. In the public sector, All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to trial the International Air Transport Association (IATA)...read more...