ICC has announced the first-ever use of a digital travel pass by a national immigration authority to verify the Covid-19 status of inbound travellers, following the conclusion of a ground-breaking pilot in partnership with International SOS and the Government of Singapore.
- Singapore becomes the first government to use a digital health certificate to verify the Covid-19 status of inbound travellers for immigration purposes;
- ICC AOKpass was used by a Singapore citizen returning from Japan on 21st December to present a negative COVID-19 digital test result for arrival verification at Changi Airport;
- Following the successful pilot, all travellers from Malaysia and Indonesia will be able to use ICC AOKpass to digitally authenticate their COVID-19 test results from 23rd December – reducing reliance on paper-based test certificates which have proved vulnerable to fraud;
- Dedicated immigration lanes now established at Changi Airport for passengers using ICC AOKpass app;
- ICC says breakthrough shows the growing maturity of readily available solutions to safely restore global mobility – and, moreover, guard against supply chain disruptions such as those seen at British ports this week.