PHOENIX, USA, 15 July 2021: EVA Air has announced a test run of AOKpass, a secure health certificate platform and app that is entering its pilot phase in Asia.
EVA Air will pilot the AOKpass on flights between Taiwan
Taoyuan Airport (TPE) and San Francisco (SFO) / Los Angeles (LAX).
Using the app, travellers will be able to securely verify
their Covid-19 test results with the airline from laboratories approved by
local health authorities. They will benefit from fast track channels in San Francisco
and Los Angeles while retaining the privacy of their personal health data.
Deployments of AOKpass have already involved over 500
flights, reflecting its strong focus on forming local, regional and global
alliances for interoperability across jurisdictions and industries.
EVA Air spokesperson David Chen commented: “It is
vitally important that our passengers’ health is protected, their data is
secure, and they have a convenient travel experience. AOKpass supports all
these three key aims and the pilot will be assisted by our trusted medical
partner, MedAire. By running a six-week pilot we will be able to see the
consistent benefits to our passengers.”
MedAire CEO Bill Dolny added: “AOKpass, and the extensive
testing network that supports it, has already been used to process thousands of
health passes, supporting travellers since September 2020. For the growing
number of returning travellers, safety at scale is critical, as is continuing
to provide assurance and renewed confidence in travel. EVA Air is to make this
another successful implementation and step towards our collective industry goal
to open the skies with safe travel once again.”
Under current regulations, travellers to and from Taiwan
Taoyuan Airport are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to departure.
With the AOKpass, EVA Air passengers are able to store their
PCR test results digitally on their mobile devices for later verification at
the airport. The AOKpass management system completes this verification using a
global, blockchain-based network, ensuring all test results are genuine, valid,
and in line with government regulations.