With the world hoping to make a return to the skies this summer, airlines are trialling their own apps for customers to upload negative Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates.
The successful rollout of Covid vaccines will hopefully see the return of EU holiday travel this summer (2021). Vaccine passports are still up for discussion, but with many claiming they will not be necessary, airlines are still mindful that additional Covid-19 travel documents may be required by certain EU countries.
A growing number of airlines have signed up to trials of digital health passport apps including the IATA Travel Pass, the Verifly app and AOK Pass, but Ryanair has chosen to go its own way with a more simple system allowing customers to manually upload and store relevant documents, C-19 Wallet, which will house all Covid travel documents in one location making it easy to present at airports on the day of travel.
Ryanair’s director of marketing, Dara Brady says: “We are very pleased to launch this Ryanair C-19 Travel Wallet as we prepare for the return of family holidays in summer 2021. Many Ryanair customers will be taking their first holiday in over a year, adhering to new travel guidelines and this C-19 Travel Wallet allows customers to store all of their Covid documents such as PCR test results, passenger locator forms and vaccine certificates in the one location with zero fuss or paperwork to worry about.”