The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is currently in the final stage of developing a digital passport for the Coronavirus, which will become an essential component in rebuilding the global tourism industry that was shattered by the pandemic.
According to the British newspaper "Daily Mail", the digital passport will be for aircraft passengers and international travelers, to prove that they are free of the Corona virus, as well as to prove that they have received the anti-virus vaccine.
Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport Association, said that testing is the first key to enabling international travel without quarantine procedures, and the second key is the global information infrastructure needed to securely manage, share and verify test data corresponding to passenger identities, in line with requirements for monitoring. the border.
It is likely that travelers who receive the Corona virus vaccine will obtain confirmation of their vaccination, linked digitally to their official passports, as the International Air Transport Association says that the "vaccination passport" will comfort tourists, and can quickly restart mass travel around the world.
This comes at a time when the United States is preparing to distribute the vaccines of the two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, both of which have announced that their vaccines have high rates of effectiveness of up to 95%.