British Airways has announced a long-term agreement with Daon for its mobile health pass, VeriFLY by Daon.
This follows the successful rollout of the app across the airline’s network.
The airline initially started trialling VeriFLY in February 2021 on selected routes and has seen over 500,000 passengers successfully verified before travel.
VeriFLY is now available on all flights to North, South and Central America the Caribbean, Middle East, South Africa, Cayman Islands, Egypt and European destinations including Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Ireland and Switzerland, as well as on the majority of flights into the UK.
The airline is on track to ensure that the whole of its route network is covered by a functionality that allows passengers to have their documents checked before travel by the end of the year.
Passengers can upload any Covid-19 related documentation required for their destination, including vaccination records, negative Covid-19 results and government documents, straight into the VeriFLY mobile app so that they are verified before travel.
This lets passengers know if they have met the appropriate Covid-19 entry requirements for their destination before leaving for the airport, avoiding any uncertainty.
The app is continually being improved. For example:
- British Airways passengers can use VeriFLY to check in online on BA.com
- It has extended the capability to read QR codes that appear on documentation such as a vaccination certificate or the UK passenger locator form, making document submission simple
- For multiple passengers travelling on one booking reference, they can use one smart phone to upload all documentation
- British Airways is working with VeriFLY to ensure that customers connecting with other carriers, can use the platform to certify their documentation
For all other countries that British Airways flies to, passengers can verify their COVID-19 documents through ‘Manage My Booking’ on ba.com and once verified they will be able to check-in online. Destinations include Hong Kong, Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore, India, Maldives and Pakistan, as well as a handful of European destinations
N.B. Image credit: British Airways