Carrier EVA Air announced the launch of the ICC AOKpass digital health passport application on flights between Taipei and both San Francisco International (SFO) and Los Angeles International (LAX) airports.
Travelers can sue the app to securely verify their COVID-19 test results with EVA from laboratories approved by local health authorities. They will benefit from fast-track channels in San Francisco and Los Angeles, while retaining the privacy of their personal health data.
Under current regulations, travelers to and from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport are required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 72 hours prior to departure. With the ICC AOKpass, EVA Air passengers are able to store their PCR test results digitally on their mobile devices for later verification at the airport.
“We firmly believe that digital health credentials will play a vital role in the recovery of international air travel,” said SFO Director Ivar Satero. “We are pleased that EVA Air has chosen SFO as a location to test the ICC AOKpass solution, and we will continue to pursue partnerships like this which point the way towards the future of healthy air travel.”
Deployments of ICC AOKpass have already involved 13 countries and over 500 flights, reflecting its strong focus on forming local, regional and global alliances for interoperability across jurisdictions and industries.
“Global collaboration and new technology are paving the way for passengers to quickly and efficiently verify their COVID-19 test status and safely return to the skies,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), operator of LAX. “LAX is pleased to work with EVA Air and AOKpass to deploy this new innovation, which supports the safe reopening of international travel and provides a secure and efficient experience for those who must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.”