Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Jean-Baptiste Djebbari in favor of a “digital health certificate” for air passengers


While the debate on the adoption of a ” vaccination passport “Continues to divide decision-makers, the” digital health certificate »Such as applications Travel Pass or AOKpass seems to prevail.

Asked Friday on the RMC antenna, the Minister Delegate in charge of transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, said he was in favor of the establishment of such a digital health certificate for facilitate air travel.

« There is a subject of knowing how today we ” digitalise »All documents“, Like the test certificate, that of compelling reason for travel or the certificate of non-symptoms, listed Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. So many documents ” paper That must be presented at boarding and which slow down the flow of travelers in airports, even with the current reduced traffic, noted the Minister. This digitization to facilitate air travel, ” you have to go now, it’s still the meaning of history” , did he declare.

He said he supported Travel Pass, the health certificate developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and currently being tested by airlines in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Singapore. A secure application, Travel Pass would guarantee the identity of its bearer and the authenticity of the screening test or the vaccination certificate.

In France, the companies Air Caraïbes, French Bee and Air France have announced that they will test the AOKpass application in March on routes from Paris to Guadeloupe and Martinique, again to improve the experience of its customers. and streamline their journey through the airport. The results of the negative Covid-19 test, necessary for travel, will be authenticated through a partnership with a laboratory and saved securely on this application.

On the other hand, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari stressed that the debate on a vaccination passport was not yet settled. ” This is a political discussion that has not yet taken place, it will take place in France and at European level when we have made sufficient progress on vaccine policy. “, He added, recalling that only” a few percent Of the European population were so far vaccinated. Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, agrees: “ As long as all citizens have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated, the certificates [de vaccination du Covid-19, ndlr] should not be used for other purposes. ”



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