Vaccinated Travel Lanes utilizes Affinidi Travel’s verification solution to assure the authenticity of vaccination certificates
• The universal and privacy-preserving solution, known as Unifier, is designed for governments worldwide to enable a seamless experience for travelers while safeguarding public health.
• The Unifier will verify the vaccination certificates of travelers who will be entering Singapore via the Vaccinated Travel Lanes.
• The Unifier can currently verify COVID-19 digital credentials from over 2,000 healthcare labs globally, and read six other national health standards to verify vaccination certificates from over 30 countries.
16 November, 2021 Singapore – Affinidi Travel, the travel division of Singapore-based technology company, Affinidi, is working closely with authorities in Singapore on an ongoing pilot program to digitally verify the validity of overseas vaccination certificates, ensure they comply with the rules set by healthcare authorities, as well as to detect fraudulent health credentials, under the country’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs). The efforts aim to reopen borders safely and facilitate a seamless travel experience while safeguarding public health.
Under the VTLs, travelers will be allowed to enter Singapore without the need to serve Stay-Home Notice (SHN) if they are fully vaccinated. Short-term Visitors and long-term pass holders arriving from the countries utilizing the VTL will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) and get their vaccination status checked prior to entry into Singapore.
Affinidi Travel’s verification solution, Unifier, has been integrated into the government-designated website through a pilot program to ensure that vaccination certificates issued by the VTL countries and presented for entry to Singapore by VTL travelers are authentic, and that only travelers who meet the VTL criteria are allowed into Singapore. The Unifier leverages privacy-preserving and interoperable technology to digitally verify various requirements and standards to determine the validity of overseas vaccination certificates. With Unifier in place, authorities can verify health credentials efficiently, while guarding against fraudulent certificates. Unifier is well-positioned to verify certificates from other countries in future, as and when the VTL is expanded.
Gina Chiang, Vice President and General Manager, Health and Travel, Affinidi, said, “As Singapore reopens its borders to more travelers, strong safeguards are needed to ensure that public health is not compromised, especially while the COVID-19 situation remains volatile due to changing restrictions, and stakeholders are dealing with high volumes of travelers’ data on a daily basis. This is why we remain committed to working closely with Singapore authorities to enable the verification of health certifications in a seamless, secure and privacy-preserving manner that is essential to facilitating safe travels around the world.”
Affinidi’s technology is also being utilized to verify travelers’ COVID test results, presented in the form of an electronic PDF or a physical document, at check-in counters, to determine that travelers’ health credentials are valid and comply with the destination country’s entry requirements.
Beyond Singapore, Unifier can verify COVID-19 digital credentials from over 2,000 healthcare labs from across the world, and read eight other national health standards for vaccination certificates to which over 30 countries adhere to such as EU Digital COVID certificate, Malaysia’s MySejahtera, Hong Kong’s HealthCode, Israel’s Green Pass, India’s DIVOC, Singapore’s HealthCerts, Korea’s COOV, Australia’s ICA VDS and other digital credentials such as IATA Travel Pass, AOK Health Pass, and SMART Health Cards.
For more information on Affinidi Travel, please visit https://www.travel.affinidi.com/unifier.
About Affinidi Travel
Affinidi Travel is the travel initiative under Affinidi, a core technology company that enables the creation, sharing, and verification of digital credentials that are portable and verifiable. Working with stakeholders and partners in the travel ecosystem, Affinidi Travel is helping communities unlock new possibilities through verifiable credentials and technology.
We are digitally verifying the validity of health credentials of travelers pre-departure via Affinidi Travel’s verification solution. This can be integrated into a government-designated website, reducing the burden on government and airlines when it comes to verifying health documents. Leveraging Affinidi’s privacy-preserving and interoperable technology, the solution helps to enable a safe and seamless experience for travelers, while safeguarding public health.
Affinidi’s Travel verification solution currently verifies COVID-19 digital credentials from over 2,000 healthcare labs from across the world, and reads eight other national health standards, for vaccination certificates that over 30 countries adhere to.
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