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    Denmark to develop digital COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’

    The post Denmark to develop digital COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Denmark is developing a digital vaccine passport for people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, a move that may enable them to travel to countries where such documentation is required during the pandemic. “It is expected that there may be requirements from other countries to present vaccine documentation upon entry. A Danish vaccine passport can be used here,” the Health Ministry said in an emailed statement. The passport may be rolled out in the first months of this year to be accessed through the Danish public health website, the ministry said. It…

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    Health passport app to roll out with 20 airlines

    The post Health passport app to roll out with 20 airlines appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Around 20 airlines will from March begin trialling an IATA app that allows passengers to securely store and share the Covid-19 vaccine and test records they need to travel internationally. Will health apps be crucial to convincing governments to reopen borders? The industry body announced its digital health passport in November and believes it will be a vital tool in convincing governments to unlock their borders and allowing “seamless” journeys as flying picks up again. IATA is working at “full capacity” to roll out the Travel Pass and talking to…

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    EU to unveil Covid-19 passport in July

    The post EU to unveil Covid-19 passport in July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The council of the European Union has given its unanimous support to a digital Covid-19 certificate. The aim of the new tool is to facilitate safe and free movement during the Covid-19 pandemic by providing proof that a person has either been vaccinated against the virus, has received a negative test result or recovered from Covid-19. The certificate, which will be in use by 1 July, will be available in digital and paper format, contain a QR code and be issued free of charge. It is not a precondition for exercising free…

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    Dubai airport unveils fast-track passport control service

    The post Dubai airport unveils fast-track passport control service appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Dubai recently launched a new fast-track passport control service that uses face and iris-recognition technologies. The new biometric systems deployed at 122 smart gates at arrival and departure terminals in Dubai airports enable passengers to complete passport control procedures between 5 and 9 seconds depending on the movement and steps of the passenger. This system contributed to enhancing travellers’ confidence in the emirate, as such precautionary measures in light of the pandemic formed a safety umbrella for them, said Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, General Directorate of Residency &…