Airport Technology - Frankie Youd

In March around 20 airlines began trialling the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new travel passport app, which will allow passengers to easily share Covid-19 vaccine and test records for international travel. 

Health and travel pass apps are being introduced all over the world in a desperate attempt by governments to allow the aviation industry to take off again, while mitigating the risk of importing Covid-19.

This new technology allows accurate information regarding passenger health to be presented to government officials and airlines such as their vaccination status and test information which is required to allow them to travel.

However, concerns around safety and security of passenger data are a hot topic of discussion for members of the public. Apprehension around data leaks, who has access to private information, and how it is being used are setting off alarm bells for some passengers.

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