New digital well being certification aims to facilitate safe and sound resumption of travel
by WiT,
in Information,

Intercontinental SOS, the Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce, and AOKpass Pte. Ltd. have announced the initial use of ICC AOKpass, a digitally verifiable COVID-19 overall health certification for entrance to Singapore which will assist to facilitate the safe and sound and successful resumption of global travel.

All travellers,
setting up with Malaysia and Indonesia will now be in a position to use ICC AOKpass to
digitally authenticate their COVID-19 examination final results, as properly as any other
required overall health credentials in the course of immigration at Changi Airport. They will
have committed immigration lanes at Changi Airport, to digitally validate their
wellbeing credentials employing the ICC AOKpass application.

“Facilitating the 1st electronic certification entry into Singapore is nonetheless yet another crucial milestone in the resumption of world journey throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We began pilot tests of the ICC AOKpass for Singapore-primarily based staff members of Intercontinental SOS in May possibly 2020. We also labored with Singapore firm Power Drilling Management in July 2020, to quickly-track their return to important organization travel and function more than the previous few months. With the adoption of ICC AOKpass at Changi Airport, along with our world-wide network of 90,000 companies, we strongly consider these secure know-how will be instrumental in developing a trustworthy and standardised world method to facilitate the return to work and travel across all industries, with Singapore at the forefront of these attempts,” mentioned Juliana Gim, managing director of Intercontinental SOS Singapore.

Paper certificates have been made use of for border crossings previously, but the introduction of digitally verifiable certifications is seen as a quantum phase forward in the stability and basic safety of worldwide travellers. Digital verification of COVID-19 well being standing has been difficult mainly because of the want to integrate screening labs, airlines and immigration procedures in just a single technological know-how.

Right before departure to Singapore, passengers will want to check out the Singapore SafeTravel internet site for journey requirements, then reserve a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR check at healthcare suppliers that difficulty electronic health and fitness credentials by means of secure cellular applications like the ICC AOKpass.

These travellers will every acquire their test end result with a special QR code in their ICC AOKpass application, which authenticates and securely stores their destructive COVID-19 take a look at results.

Upon arrival at Changi Airport, they can use the focused immigration counters to quickly confirm their health and fitness credentials by scanning the given QR code in their ICC AOKpass application. This facilitates faster immigration checkpoint clearance for travellers, allows a lot more problem-free of charge journey, and decreases dangers of crowds at the airport. At the same time, authorities will be ready to fight incidents of COVID-19 exam fraud and put into practice a international typical for travelling, which will even more enrich attempts to be certain the safe and sound resumption of global vacation.

In the coming months, the pilot programme will progressively roll out to other worldwide travellers, making it possible for for a quicker, inconvenience-free travel.

“As we search in the direction of the revival of widespread global journey and trade, there is an urgent require for a widespread framework in certifying, authenticating and securing the final results of a COVID-19 check for air transportation stakeholders and community wellbeing authorities. In addition, users must trust that their details privateness is managed properly, with no risk of own info leaks. The use of blockchain technology is a critical phase in combating the problems of solid assessments and clinical data, even though enabling brief and secure verification of COVID-19 test success for travellers to have peace of head during their journey,” reported Dr Chester Drum, co-founder of AOKpass.

To address privacy fears, details entered into ICC AOKpass remains decentralised at all moments and does not rely on centralised info information or external methods. Hardcopy certificates issued by healthcare specialists are digitised, authenticated and then created available for productive verification by employers, authorities or any other 3rd get-togethers with no external transfer of individual info.

Stability, transparency and strict privacy preservation are enabled working with blockchain engineering co-designed by begin-up AOKpass. ICC AOKpass is developed on the Ethereum general public blockchain network, making sure full person control in excess of peer-to-peer sharing of COVID-19 clinical compliance and private wellness data.

In addition, all clinical info and health certificates are attested to by qualified medical practitioners, stopping fraud, minimizing challenges of in-flight infections, and rebuilding confidence in global journey.

Recognising the will need for a common framework for the resumption of intercontinental travel and trade, ICC AOKpass is also adaptable to the certain demands of various firms and nations – evolving to align with ongoing enhancement of COVID-19 serology screening techniques and international most effective practices. For example, the app is getting employed to facilitate quarantine-free flights involving New York Metropolis and Rome, by close collaboration with Delta Airlines and Alitalia. Since mid-December, all travellers have to present their digitally authenticated COVID-19 examination outcomes to board quarantine-cost-free flights involving Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide Airport.

ICC AOKpass will also ultimately allow verification for other immunisation and health-related compliance documents held by folks.

For much more information and facts on ICC AOKpass, see
Register your desire for an ICC AOKpass pilot: [email protected]

Highlighted graphic credit history: International SOS