(25 Mar 2021)
Air France and Groupe ADP are currently testing the
ICC AOKpass solution, developed by MedAire/International SOS, for
digitising COVID19 test results.
The four-week trial, which commenced last week,
will focus on outbound and return Air France flights between
Paris-Charles de Gaulle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Customers testing the app
will benefit from dedicated airport channels, with priority access
at boarding and passport control on arrival in Paris.
Available on smartphones,
the ICC AOKpass mobile app allows customers to securely record the results of COVID19
tests carried out in a partner laboratory.
This programme is in addition to the one launched
by Air France on 11 March 2021, on flights departing from
Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and
Fort-de-France (Martinique) in the French Caribbean.
Alain Bernard, Chief Operating Officer – Air
France, said, “Since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis, we
have been calling for a worldwide health-related standard. This
new experimental programme is an example of what could become the
standard for travel document verification in the future, and we
are pleased to implement it with Air France partners.
Collaboration between governments, airlines and airport
authorities is essential to find solutions combining health safety
with a smooth travel experience.”
The ICC AOKpass trial is free of charge for customers and is carried out solely on
a voluntary basis in the following stages:
– The customer downloads the ICC AOKpass mobile app
available on App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Store, and
takes the required PCR or LAMP test (according to the regulations
in force for the destination concerned) in one of the partner
laboratories. Once the test has been taken, the laboratory provides
the customer with the results with a PDF document and a QR code,
which can be securely downloaded into the ICC AOKpass app.
– At the airport, on the day of departure, specific
signage directs the customer to a dedicated lane during boarding.
When travel documents are checked, customers show the QR code
displayed on their smartphone as proof of their COCIV19
negative status instead of a paper certificate. The ICC AOKpass
then confirms that the test presented is valid and complies with
the regulations of the country of destination via a network
secured by blockchain technology.
– On arrival in Paris, customers will see the same
specific signage and benefit from priority access when going
through passport control, where they once again present the QR
code on the AOKpass app.
The “ICC AOKpass” solution complies with all
applicable GDPR standards and customers taking part in the test can
access or delete their data at any time.
Sébastien Bedu, Airport Services Product Manager –
MedAire, an International SOS company added: “The launch of this
second large-scale test programme between Paris and the airports
of San Francisco and Los Angeles is a major step in the
international recognition of ICC AOKpass as a trusted-third-party
and the emergence of a new international standard. This is an
essential condition for the resumption of international travel.
From the medical laboratory and at every step of the journey, ICC
AOKpass makes it possible to certify the negative COVID-19 status
of passengers, to the entire air transport chain, for a safe
return to travel.”
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