Travel Technology Etihad Airways trials Affinidi’s Covid-19 verification solution By TTG Asia / Posted on 17 August, 2021 6:06 Etihad Airways has partnered with Singapore-based technology company Affinidi to advance the aviation industry’s ability to process Covid-19 test results more efficiently for a more seamless traveller experience. Currently, travellers are required to book pre-departure tests at accredited healthcare institutions and present the health reports with negative test results to airlines and immigration authorities before they can board their flights. However, the lack of a global standard for digital health credentials impedes the verification process. Etihad Airways is the first airline to participate in Affinidi’s Healthcare Network Assessment programme Affinidi’s travel verification and interoperable solution reads and authenticates various verifiable QR codes on health reports in a confidential manner, regardless of the issuing authority and format, allowing airlines to process health credentials more seamlessly. Since March 27 this year, Etihad has been trialling Affinidi’s travel verification solution to authenticate the digital health credentials of passengers travelling from Singapore to Abu Dhabi. Through this partnership, Etihad was the first airline to trial Affinidi’s Healthcare Network Assessment programme in Bahrain, Cairo, the Maldives, Manila, and Jakarta. Etihad said that it will continue to extend the Affinidi Healthcare Network Assessment across more destinations in its network “over the coming months”.