Air NZ to trial digital health passport for safer travel during Covid-19

A Stuff article.

Air New Zealand is to trial a digital travel pass which aims to make international travel safer and easier during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The national carrier will trial the digital “Travel Pass” app developed by International Air Transport Association on its Auckland-Sydney route in April. The app was launched by the airline lobby group in late 2020 and is being trialled by other airlines including Singapore Airlines and Emirates.

The app allows travellers to securely store and present information related to Covid-19 tests, as well as their vaccination status. The travel industry hopes the Travel Pass will give governments the confidence to re-open borders, and passengers the confidence to travel.

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