British Airways to launch digital health passport

29/01/2021

British Airways has announced a new trial of the Verify health passport app, allowing customers to verify Covid-19 test certificates before they leave home for their flights.

The trial begins on February 4 on all of the carrier’s transatlantic routes between London and the US (currently New York JFK, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Washington, Houston and Seattle).

A second phase of the trial will follow “in the near future”, allowing customers to use the app when travelling from the US to the UK with either British Airways or American Airlines.

Customers can download the app to their mobile device, and then check that they meet the entry requirements of their destination “by providing digital health document verification and confirming eligibility”. Once submitted the app will provide either a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ message.

Airlive