Singapore Airlines begins testing digital health verification on two routes


Singapore Airlines is testing a digital health verification process on two routes, with plans to spread it further across its network and eventually integrate the process into its mobile app.

As of Dec. 23, select clinics in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur were giving Singapore Airlines passengers digital or paper health certificates with a QR code upon completion of Covid-19 testing. Both airport check-in staff and immigration officials in Singapore have a mobile app that can scan the code and verify that passengers meet entry requirements, speeding up the check-in and immigration processes, according to the carrier.

If the trial is successful, Singapore Airlines will expand it to additional routes, according to the carrier. It also expects to have the process, which will be able to include vaccine information as well as testing information once vaccines are more widely available, integrated into its mobile app by the middle of 2021.

The process Is based on the Travel Pass framework developed by the International Air Transport Association, with IATA's Timatic registry providing information on entry requirements including Covid-19 testing.

Source: Business Travel News


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