The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the main design elements for the new Travel Pass. This pass is in the form of a mobile app that will help travellers securely manage their travel alongside any government requirements for Covid-19 testing or vaccine information.
The IATA travel pass will securely store encrypted data
IATA has continually emphasised the importance of critical design elements and how they will put travellers in control of their personal information for top-level data security and data privacy. This IATA travel pass securely stores encrypted data that includes verified test or vaccination results on the mobile device of the traveller.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA chief executive said: “Testing is the immediate solution to safely re-open borders and re-connect people. And eventually this is likely to transition to vaccination requirements.In either case, a secure system to manage Covid-19 testing or vaccination information is critical.The IATA Travel Pass is a solution that both travellers and governments can trust. And it is being built with data security, convenience and verification as top priorities.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) is also creating digital standards that will make these travel passes more secure and reduce the possibility of fraud. When the pass is finally ready it will efficiently be able to accommodate new global standards. IATA is collaborating with established laboratories to securely link their test results with the verified identity of the IATA Travel Pass holder.