Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to trial a digital health platform that validates compliance with the health-related entry requirements set by different countries and their governments, including negative Covid-19 tests and vaccination certificates which will enable travellers to travel internationally with reassurance and convenience.
The latest trial of the technology has just been completed on its flight CX880 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.
The CommonPass app and pre-departure rapid PCR test records to create a digital pass that includes passenger names, travel document numbers and confirmation of their negative Covid-19 PCR test result completed within the timeframe.
Cathay Pacific General Manager Customer Experience and Design Vivian Lo said: “International travel remains suppressed due to various travel restraints around the world. For borders to reopen fully once again, travellers may need to provide COVID-19 test and vaccination records that meet government requirements in order to travel.
“We believe that digital travel passes will play an important role in helping facilitate the safe, progressive return of international travel. We have therefore been collaborating with our industry partners to pursue the adoption of universally recognised digital travel passes as we prepare to welcome more passengers onboard our flights. A very big thank you to our partners who have helped to make the trials a success.”