Lufthansa rolling out a digital health-records tool

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Lufthansa will first try the tool on three routes -- Newark-Frankfurt, Newark-Munich and Istanbul-Frankfurt. If successful, it will be expanded to all routes.
Lufthansa will first try the tool on three routes -- Newark-Frankfurt, Newark-Munich and Istanbul-Frankfurt. If successful, it will be expanded to all routes.

Lufthansa will begin offering preflight verification of digital Covid-19 testing results on Feb. 26.

The carrier will first offer the service in a trial on three routes: Newark-Frankfurt, Newark-Munich and Istanbul-Frankfurt. In March, Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss will add the offering to Newark-Zurich flights.

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Passengers traveling on these flights will receive advance notification and a link to a portal where the relevant contact data and certificates can be uploaded, Lufthansa said.

After the carrier checks the documents, customers will receive a confirmation by email as to whether the certificates meet the entry requirements or feedback if the documents are not sufficient.

If the trials are successful, Lufthansa said it will enable digital testing document verification for all of its flights. The carrier also said it plans to integrate digital health passport apps into its operations eventually.

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