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COVID-19: Air France Trials ICC AOKpass For Verification

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, travel-related regulations have evolved and changed regularly. Submitting a negative COVID-19 test is now mandatory for most international travel, and verifying these tests, often presented in paper format, takes time.

To improve its customers' experience and streamline their time at the airport, Air France is today announcing a pilot of the ICC AOKpass, supported by MedAire/International SOS.

The ICC AOKpass is a mobile app, available on smartphones and allows passengers to carry a secure record of the results of their COVID-19 test carried out in a partner laboratory1.

Once at the airport, passengers present the certificate on the app, instead of a paper test. The ICC AOKpass provides secure verification, in line with the regulations of the destination country, via a network secured by blockchain technology.

This four-week test period, organized with the support of Paris Aéroport, will begin on 11 March, 2021 on all Air France flights from Paris-CDG to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique).

It will be carried out on a voluntary basis, in order to test the operation of the app in real conditions and to find out the opinions of test clients.

Air France will share this feedback with the other airlines in the Skyteam alliance, which are currently testing various solutions for digitizing health documents.

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