The airline industry is testing a new digital health pass that could remove some of the headaches associated with traveling amid a pandemic.
Beginning this week, travelers on select airlines can download the CommonPass, a digital certificate that passengers can use in order to prove that they’ve tested negative for the coronavirus, the Financial Times reported. The digital pass can be accessed on their phone.
Importantly, the CommonPass is not a vehicle for getting a COVID-19 test. Instead, it simply allows travelers to access and show airline officials their test results or vaccination record. The framework for the digital pass was developed by The World Economic Forum and the Common Project Foundation, a Swiss-based not-for-profit.