SINGAPORE, 22 December 2020: Global travel management
company, FCM Travel Solutions, has completed a partnership with Fullerton
Health to kickstart a Digital Health Credential Programme.
Through the partnership, FCM customers will
get access to affordable rates for PCR and serology tests that are one of the
lowest in the market.
Additionally, FCM is partnering with a
third-party technology provider to develop a travel portal that will integrate
a digital health wallet to display test certificates and vaccination results.
It could potentially allow travellers to enter Singapore fuss-free with faster
FCM is the first TMC in the market to
kickstart a Digital Health Credential programme aimed at demonstrating
technologies to help business travellers get back on the road in a safe and
This drive for a more safe, resilient and
sustainable travel future is what prompted the travel management company to
start the conversation with like-minded partners such as Fullerton Health.
“The FCM-Fullerton Health partnership
brings together an alignment of both company’s goals and allows us to exemplify
the commitment in putting our customers at the heart of all we do,” said FCM
Travel Solutions in Asia managing director, Bertrand Saillet. “Through this
collaboration, we have simplified the travel journey for customers who can use
FCM as a one-stop-shop to not only make flight and accommodation bookings for
their trips but also PCR and serology tests.”
FCM recognises that business travellers
continue to remain cautious on restarting their travel plans as long as the
Covid-19 outlook remains unclear. However,
it continues to invest in critical activity, including product research
and development as part of its duty of care commitment.
An extension of this commitment is the
development of the FCM Travel Portal. Created in collaboration with a
third-party technology partner who specialises in digital identities and
credentials, the goal is to provide a comprehensive platform to establish
greater assurances in ensuring authentic Covid test results. It means that FCM
customers and their travellers will have a smoother and faster immigration
clearance when entering Singapore.
A Digital Health Wallet will be integrated
within the FCM Travel Portal and is designed to function as a consolidated
traveller profile system which allows FCM customers to be registered on for
issuance of digital health certificates. Travellers will also have access to a
list of accredited healthcare institutions that are able to issue digital
health certificates. With specific Covid vaccines recently approved by various
countries, travellers who choose to be vaccinated will also be able to include
their vaccine status in the portal. The Travel Portal is expected to be
launched in January 2021.