British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and London Heathrow International Airport It has launched a pilot program to demonstrate that it is possible to check the vaccination status of travelers before and after each flight, with the aim of helping the British government introduce exemptions from quarantine.
For this test, the paths are directed to Los Angeles, New York (United State), Athens (Greece) and Montego Bay (Jamaica). Passengers must present their COVID-19 vaccination certificates in digital or paper form, and both airlines and airports must demonstrate that vaccination status can be quickly and easily checked before being allowed into the country.
The data will then be shared with the UK government, In order to provide information To support the introduction of plans to exempt passengers from quarantine.
We work with @Virgin Atlantic & @Heathrow Airport To demonstrate that travelers who have arrived in the UK can be fully verifiable, allowing @10 Downing Street To remove the quarantine of fully vaccinated travelers from the “Amber List” countries. https://t.co/FZ9H8l9D54
British Airways 7 July 2021
According to British Airways, internationally recognized vaccination passports will be accepted, including the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) App, Card, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and EU’s Credential Covid Digital.
The British will verify the information through the app Very FlyWhile Virgin Atlantic will check the vaccination status through its application Fly ReadyDeveloped with Delta Air Lines, and powered by the Analytics Platform TrustAssure.
As testing progresses, options for customers will increase, including using the International Air Transport Association (IATA) digital passport.