EVA Air first airline in Asia to test AOKpass health certificate

Taiwan's EVA Air will conduct a pilot of the AOKpass health certificate platform and app.

The pilot, which will be AOKpass' first in Asia, will be available on flights between Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) and San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Using the app, travellers will be able to securely verify their Covid-19 test results with the airline, from labs approved by local health authorities.

They will benefit from fast track channels at San Francisco and Los Angeles. AOKpass has already been on over 500 flights.

EVA Air spokesperson, David Chen, said: "It is vitally important that our passengers' health is protected, their data is secure and they have a convenient travel experience. AOKpass supports all these three key aims and the pilot will be assisted by our trusted medical partner, MedAire. By running a six-week pilot we will be able to see the consistent benefits to our passengers."

Under current regulations, travellers to and from Taiwan Taoyuan Airport are required to take a PCR test for Covid-19 72 hours prior to departure.

With the AOKpass, EVA Air passengers are able to store their PCR test results digitally on their mobile devices for later verification at the airport.

The AOKpass management system completes this verification using a global, blockchain-based network.

Monday, July 12, 2021

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