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Three airlines will test the “vaccination passport”

Air New Zealand will test a digital transport passport to allow airlines and border authorities to access information related to Covid-19, the airline said on Monday. This program, dubbed the “vaccination passport” by specialists in the sector, aims to simplify travel by allowing passengers to keep all their medical data on a single medium.

“It’s mostly like having a digital health certificate that can be easily and securely shared with airlines.”, explained Jennifer Sepull, director of digital services at Air New Zealand.

This system will be based on an application developed by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) which will soon be tested by the Gulf airlines, Emirates and Etihad. In particular, it would guarantee the authenticity of the screening test or the vaccination certificate against Covid-19.

Air New Zealand plans to start testing its “vaccination passport” system in April.

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