Japan Airlines, known as JAL, has introduced the travel health app VeriFLY.
The app allows passengers to enter their vaccination status and check if they meet a country’s requirements.
JAL has been testing the travel health app since April and is now using it for all flights to the USA except for those to Guam and Hawaii. The airline hopes to add those routes later in the year. In addition, it is also looking to expand the app’s use for flights to Asia and Europe.
The app allows passengers to upload negative COVID-19 test results, vaccination records, digital vaccine certificates and health forms. After that, it verifies that the passenger’s data matches a country’s requirements and displays a simple pass or fail message.
After receiving a pass message passengers can check-in.
JAL passengers show the app with the pass result at check-in on the day of travel.
Use of the VeriFLY app is optional and passengers can still bring their documents to the airport as normal.
As well as JAL, a number of other oneworld members are using VeriFLY, including:
The app comes from Daon, a privately owned company based in Virginia, USA.
N.B. Image credit: Japan Airlines