SINGAPORE, 22 November 2021 Singapore: Affinidi Travel, the
travel division of Singapore-based technology company, Affinidi, is working
closely with authorities in Singapore on an ongoing pilot programme that
digitally verifies the validity of overseas vaccination certificates.

The pilot project will confirm the authenticity of
certificates and ensure they comply with the rules set by healthcare
authorities, as well as to detect fraudulent health credentials under the
country’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs). The efforts aim to reopen borders
safely and facilitate a seamless travel experience while safeguarding public
health.

Under the VTLs, travellers will be allowed to enter
Singapore without the need to serve Stay-Home Notice (SHN) if they are fully vaccinated.
Short-term Visitors and long-term pass holders arriving from the countries
using the VTL will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) and get
their vaccination status checked prior to entry into Singapore.

Affinidi Travel’s verification solution, Unifier, has been
integrated into the government-designated website through a pilot programme to
ensure that vaccination certificates issued by the VTL countries and presented
for entry to Singapore by VTL travellers are authentic and that only travellers
who meet the VTL criteria are allowed into Singapore. With Unifier in place,
authorities can verify health credentials efficiently while guarding against
fraudulent certificates. Unifier is well-positioned to verify certificates from
other countries in future, as and when the VTL is expanded.

Affinidi vice president and general manager, health and
travel Gina Chiang said, “As Singapore reopens its borders to more
travellers, strong safeguards are needed to ensure that public health is not
compromised, especially while the Covidd-19 situation remains volatile due to
changing restrictions and stakeholders are dealing with high volumes of
travellers’ data on a daily basis… We remain committed to working closely
with Singapore authorities to enable the verification of health certifications
in a seamless, secure and privacy-preserving manner that is essential to
facilitating safe travels around the world.”

Affinidi’s technology is also being used to verify
travellers’ Covid test results, presented in the form of an electronic PDF or a
physical document, at check-in counters to determine that travellers’ health
credentials are valid and comply with the destination country’s entry
requirements.

Beyond Singapore, Unifier can verify Covid-19 digital
credentials from over 2,000 healthcare labs worldwide and read eight other
national health standards for vaccination certificates to which over 30
countries adhere to such as the EU Digital Covid certificate, Malaysia’s
MySejahtera, Hong Kong’s HealthCode, Israel’s Green Pass, India’s DIVOC,
Singapore’s HealthCerts, Korea’s COOV, Australia’s ICA VDS and other digital
credentials such as IATA Travel Pass, AOK Health Pass, and SMART Health Cards.