Reportedly, Spain’s Amadeus is integrating International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) digital health pass into its Traveler ID platform to simplify the verification of passengers’ health credentials during the boarding process. Traveler ID platform was launched earlier this year for airlines to include the use of health credentials on their apps or website, allowing passengers to easily upload health documents directly within their reservation systems.
“This approach helps airlines feel confident the health credentials added are valid and takes the expectation off of gate agents to verify health documents. It also protects individual privacy since only a QR code that reflects the individuals’ status – e.g. ‘ready to fly’ – is displayed when scanned,” stated Greg Land, head of IBM’s travel and transportation sector.
IBM’s system uses encryption and blockchain technologies to authenticate diagnostic tests such as antigen or PCR and assigns passengers a QR code which indicates whether they are fit to fly, rather than boarding-gate attendants needed to hand-verify the details of each traveler’s test. The tourism, aviation, and tech sectors are strengthening their collaboration with new digital applications and products since the pandemic began in response to a global patchwork of restrictions and requirements to travel. Integrating IBM’s Digital Health Pass into its Traveler ID system, Amadeus reassures passengers about the safety and confidentiality of their medical data, which the booking group says will neither be stored nor tracked – a major concern of travelers.
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