The four-week trial will focus on outbound and return Air France flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Customers travelling on these flights can test the ICC AOKpass mobile app. Available on smartphones, it allows customers to securely record the results of Covid-19 tests carried out in a partner laboratory.
Through this test in live conditions, Air France and all its partners involved wish to improve the customer experience by streamlining the checking of test result documents, which has become mandatory since the Covid-19 crisis.
Securely downloading test results to the app
To use the solution, the customer downloads the ICC AOKpass mobile app available on App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Store, and takes the required PCR or LAMP test (according to the regulations in force for the destination concerned) in one of the partner laboratories. Once the test has been taken, the laboratory provides the customer with the results via a PDF document and a QR code, which can be securely downloaded into the ICC AOKpass app.
The ICC AOKpass solution complies with all applicable GDPR standards. Customers taking part in the test can access or delete their data at any time.
An example of what could become the standard
Alain Bernard, COO of Air France, explained: “Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, we have been calling for a worldwide health-related standard. This new experimental programme is an example of what could become the standard for travel document verification in the future, and we are pleased to implement it with Air France partners.”
Sébastien Bedu, Airport Services Product Manager at MedAire, an International SOS company, added: “This is an essential condition for the resumption of international travel. From the medical laboratory and at every step of the journey, ICC AOKpass makes it possible to certify the negative Covid-19 status of passengers, to the entire air transport chain, for a safe return to travel.”
Other health passports are being trialled, with IATA’s travel pass tested successfully by Singapore Airlines as JetBlue starts using CommonPass app, and Hong Kong airport is successfully trialling its health passport.