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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) said this week that Air France has launched a pilot program of the ICC AOKpass solution for digitizing and authenticating of COVID-19 test results at the airport.

The four-week test will have Air France customers traveling to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) and SFO, as well as Los Angeles International (LAX), can use the mobile app to provide a secure verifiable record of their COVID-19 test results.

By running this pilot in live conditions, Air France and its partners are striving to improve the passenger experience by streamlining the checking of test result documents, which has been mandatory since the outbreak of COVID-19, SFO said.

A partnership between Air France, MedAire/International SOS, SFO, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), and Groupe ADP will give passengers using the free app dedicated airport procedures, with priority access from boarding on departure to passport control on arrival in Paris.

“We are proud that Air France has chosen SFO as a location to test their ICC AOKpass digital health credential,” said Ivar Satero, SFO director. “Since the start of this pandemic, we have sought out innovative partnerships that point the way to the future of healthy air travel. We thank Air France for their vision and leadership in this regard, and for continuing to put passengers first in their efforts”.

This SFO and LAX programs are running alongside another four-week COVID test pilot program Air France has begun for passengers travelling to and from CDG and Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP) in Guadeloupe and Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport in the French West Indies.