Hong Kong Airlines will trial Travel Pass, a digital health passport, developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
It provides travellers with easy access to COVID-19 entry requirements for their destination and accredited testing centres at their departure point. This app also allows passengers to link their test results to a digital version of their passport created via the app.
Under this trial, passengers of the airline on a selected route will be invited to participate. They will first download the app and then create a digital profile before choosing a participating medical service provider for testing.
The app allows the registered laboratory to verify the passenger’s identity and directly send the result of the COVID-19 test, or proof of vaccination to the traveller’s mobile device. This will then be checked against IATA’s global registry of COVID-19 health requirements to ensure regulatory requirements are complied, before the passenger receives an “OK to Travel”.