Travel Technology Amadeus integrates IBM digital health pass for smooth air travel By TTG Asia / Posted on 26 July, 2021 6:56 Amadeus has integrated the IBM Digital Health Pass into its digital health verification solution, Traveler ID for Safe Travel, to help streamline the validation of air traveller’s Covid-19 health documentation for a smoother check-in experience. This enables airlines to integrate the use of Covid-19 digital health credentials into their existing reservation and booking system, allowing airline passengers the option to scan or upload documentation to show their health credentials. Amadeus’ integration of IBM Digital Health Pass is designed to reduce friction during airport check-in As passengers move through the online check-in process, Traveler ID for Safe Travel checks the requirements for that particular trip against destination country regulations. This then prompts passengers with the option to generate a secure Covid-19 digital credential by scanning paper documents or uploading a digital version from their mobile or desktop. These Covid-19 digital health credentials are then verified using IBM Digital Health Pass, which uses a combination of encryption and blockchain technologies to authenticate Covid-19 health credentials against a global ecosystem of labs, vaccination centres and healthcare providers. Airlines receive a simple status confirming a passenger is ready to fly. This solution provides passenger privacy since no personal health information is stored or tracked by the airline or IBM. “While countries across the globe are beginning to slowly reopen borders to welcome back visitors, specific border entry requirements may vary greatly country to country. The need to check Covid-19 health documentation is causing significant delays during the journey for airlines and other travel providers, as well as the traveller,” said Greg Land, travel and transportation industry lead, IBM. “The integration of IBM Digital Health Pass into Amadeus’ Traveler ID for Safe Travel is designed to provide airlines with open technologies they can build into existing digital solutions. This can help airlines safely meet border entry requirements while delivering a smoother customer experience.” Traveler ID for Safe Travel is currently live with multiple airlines, with additional airline customers to be announced soon. Traveler ID’s digital identity and health verification capabilities are also relevant for other customer groups, including hotels and airports.