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British expands use of health app for international flights

In response to increasingly tight border controls by the UK government, British Airways has announced that it plans to expand the use of its digital health test application, VeriFLY, on all international flights to the country. The expansion, which took effect on 2/15, was designed to help travelers deal with entry requirements and facilitate commuting, ensuring that passengers are ready to fly and have the appropriate documentation in place, before going to the airport. The news comes at the same time when IATA’s general director and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, reaffirms that he is working closely with IAG, British’s parent company, on his Travel Pass application, which is being developed to be launched in the next weeks. “We know that apps and digital health solutions are likely to become commonplace when travel returns. We are exploring all the solutions available to support customers and the UK government during this limited travel period, and in preparation for a time when restrictions are eased”, says airline CEO Sean Doyle. VeriFLY can be downloaded on any mobile device, and assists travelers with entry requirements, providing digital health document verification and confirming eligibility. Using it will be optional, and customers will also continue to be able to prove that they meet a country’s entry requirements at check-in. The app’s software will also allow people to combine travel verification documents and covid-19 test results in one place, ensuring that travelers are in full compliance before leaving home. Certified customers will be able to be accompanied quickly by the airport. – https://www.panrotas.com.br/aviacao/tecnologia/2021/02/british-expande-uso-de-app-de-saude-para-voos-internacionais_179692.html