January 16, 2021


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New digital health certificate aims to facilitate safe resumption of travel

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New electronic health and fitness certificate aims to aid secure resumption of journey
by WiT,
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Intercontinental SOS, the International Chamber of Commerce, and AOKpass Pte. Ltd. have declared the first use of ICC AOKpass, a digitally verifiable COVID-19 wellness certification for entrance to Singapore which will support to aid the harmless and successful resumption of international journey.

All travellers,
setting up with Malaysia and Indonesia will now be equipped to use ICC AOKpass to
digitally authenticate their COVID-19 test benefits, as properly as any other
vital wellbeing credentials all through immigration at Changi Airport. They will
have committed immigration lanes at Changi Airport, to digitally validate their
overall health qualifications applying the ICC AOKpass app.

“Facilitating the 1st electronic certification entry into Singapore is nonetheless an additional important milestone in the resumption of worldwide vacation all through the COVID-19 outbreak. We commenced pilot tests of the ICC AOKpass for Singapore-based mostly workforce of Global SOS in May 2020. We also labored with Singapore organization Energy Drilling Administration in July 2020, to fast-monitor their return to important enterprise journey and get the job done more than the earlier couple months. With the adoption of ICC AOKpass at Changi Airport, together with our worldwide community of 90,000 vendors, we strongly consider these kinds of secure technological innovation will be instrumental in creating a reliable and standardised worldwide system to facilitate the return to do the job and travel across all industries, with Singapore at the forefront of these attempts,” claimed Juliana Gim, taking care of director of Intercontinental SOS Singapore.

Paper certificates have been applied for border crossings previously, but the arrival of digitally verifiable certifications is found as a quantum step ahead in the stability and safety of intercontinental travellers. Digital verification of COVID-19 wellness standing has been tough simply because of the need to include tests labs, airways and immigration procedures inside a single technology.

Ahead of departure to Singapore, passengers will will need to verify the Singapore SafeTravel website for journey demands, then e book a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR take a look at at healthcare vendors that concern digital wellbeing qualifications by way of protected cellular applications like the ICC AOKpass.

These travellers will every single get their exam end result with a one of a kind QR code in their ICC AOKpass application, which authenticates and securely merchants their damaging COVID-19 test success.

On arrival at Changi Airport, they can use the focused immigration counters to quickly confirm their health qualifications by scanning the presented QR code in their ICC AOKpass app. This facilitates quicker immigration checkpoint clearance for travellers, allows more hassle-free of charge vacation, and minimizes hazards of crowds at the airport. At the similar time, authorities will be in a position to fight incidents of COVID-19 test fraud and carry out a world-wide conventional for travelling, which will further improve attempts to be certain the secure resumption of international travel.

In the coming months, the pilot programme will progressively roll out to other worldwide travellers, making it possible for for a a lot quicker, hassle-no cost travel.

“As we search towards the revival of prevalent worldwide journey and trade, there is an urgent want for a prevalent framework in certifying, authenticating and securing the final results of a COVID-19 take a look at for air transportation stakeholders and neighborhood overall health authorities. In addition, people ought to have confidence in that their information privateness is managed well, with no chance of own details leaks. The use of blockchain technologies is a critical step in combating the issues of cast exams and medical data, while enabling speedy and safe verification of COVID-19 examination success for travellers to have peace of thoughts during their journey,” said Dr Chester Drum, co-founder of AOKpass.

To handle privacy concerns, facts entered into ICC AOKpass stays decentralised at all periods and does not count on centralised info records or external devices. Hardcopy certificates issued by professional medical professionals are digitised, authenticated and then designed accessible for successful verification by companies, authorities or any other 3rd events with no external transfer of personalized facts.

Safety, transparency and stringent privateness preservation are enabled working with blockchain engineering co-designed by start-up AOKpass. ICC AOKpass is developed on the Ethereum general public blockchain network, making sure finish user management more than peer-to-peer sharing of COVID-19 clinical compliance and particular wellness info.

In addition, all health care data and well being certificates are attested to by accredited healthcare practitioners, preventing fraud, reducing pitfalls of in-flight bacterial infections, and rebuilding self-confidence in intercontinental journey.

Recognising the want for a common framework for the resumption of global travel and trade, ICC AOKpass is also adaptable to the distinct requirements of various businesses and nations – evolving to align with ongoing enhancement of COVID-19 serology tests strategies and international best procedures. For example, the app is being employed to aid quarantine-no cost flights concerning New York Town and Rome, via close collaboration with Delta Airlines and Alitalia. Given that mid-December, all travellers have to existing their digitally authenticated COVID-19 check effects to board quarantine-cost-free flights between Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

ICC AOKpass will also eventually allow verification for other immunisation and medical compliance documents held by people.

For a lot more info on ICC AOKpass, see www.AOKpass.com
Sign up your interest for an ICC AOKpass pilot: [email protected]

Featured picture credit history: Global SOS

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