Navigate a changing regulatory landscape and rebuild passenger confidence with verifiable COVID-19 test result credentials.
IATA Travel Pass is a digital credential solution that enables airlines, governments, and other organizations to instantly verify travel and health documents (such as COVID-19 test results) in a highly secure and privacy-preserving manner.
Travel Pass has been developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and leverages Evernym’s Verity, Verity Flow, and Mobile SDK products. It’s set to launch in Spring 2021, with initial pilots with airBaltic, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia All Nippon Airways, Copa Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Thai Vietjet, Virgin Atlantic, and the International Airlines Group (IAG).
Aviation is an important engine of our world and will play a critical role in lifting the world to recovery from COVID-19. Let us ensure it receives the support it needs to keep the world’s nations connected and united.”
– UN Secretary-General António Guterres
While none could have foreseen the need to verify test or vaccine records, the core technology that makes Travel Pass possible has been in development for several years and is gaining momentum across a variety of use cases and industries.
Unlike physical documents—which can be easily counterfeited or traded—verifiable credentials issued through Travel Pass can never be faked. Additionally, a contactless approach reduces the risk of virus transmission within airport check-in and security processes.
With Travel Pass, sensitive health data lives directly with the passenger, securely stored in her or his mobile phone. This means that information is only ever shared with those whom the passenger consents to share it, and no personal data is stored on a central server.
With IATA Travel Pass, COVID-19 test labs and other healthcare organizations can instantly verify a patient’s identity and then securely send test results and other communications directly to each individual. Every patient relationship is unique, and all interactions are private and secure from prying eyes.
Using Evernym’s tools and APIs, the whole experience is seamless for both the lab and the patient. The patient/traveler simply scans a QR code with their Travel Pass app to form a secure connection and confirm their identity. Once this connection has been created and the result is available, the lab can then issue a verifiable test result credential directly to the patient. This means that there are no intermediaries, and health data is only ever shared with the parties that need to know.
Airlines, as well as airports and border authorities, can use IATA Travel Pass to request health and travel credentials directly from the passenger, and to verify the data with confidence.
In verifying a credential, an airline can immediately answer three key questions:
Verification can be done with a simple scan of a QR code with Evernym’s ready-to-use Verity Flow web solution and Verity Flow APIs, both of which are powered by Verity, the world’s leading digital credential platform.
While the initial focus has been on air travel, verifiable health credentials can be used by any business looking to reopen in a safe and risk-mitigating manner.
Evernym works with a wide variety of customers and use cases, and we can offer the technology, services, and partnership to help you build rapid prototypes, navigate governance frameworks, and launch at scale.
You can get a competitive edge by starting to work with digital credentials right now. We offer free and paid plans for our products that you can use to begin issuing and verifying digital credentials. If you’d like to explore what this means for your industry, let’s get in touch.
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