British Airways is expanding its trial of the mobile travel app, VeriFLY, to all international flights inbound to the UK starting February 15.
Passengers download the VeriFLY app to a mobile device and it then certifies test certificates and required travel documentation.
Use of the VeriFLY app is optional and passengers will also continue to be able to prove they meet a country’s entry requirements at check-in.
Certified passengers will be fast-tracked through the airport where specially designated desks will be available for check in.
British Airways started trialling VeriFLY earlier this month. Since 4 February, passengers have been able to use the app on all flights from London to the US. Since then, the trial has been extended to passengers on inbound flights to the UK from the US.
American Airlines, British Airways oneworld partner, offers passengers the opportunity to use VeriFLY when they are travelling to the US from all international destinations.
Other BA trials of health apps
British Airways is simultaneously conducting a trial with American Airlines and oneworld on some routes from the US to the UK.
IAG, British Airways’ parent company, is also working with IATA on its Travel Pass app which is due to launch in the coming weeks.
N.B. Image credit: British Airways