Travel management company Frosch has integrated the VeriFly digital health passport into its Obex for Business trip management app, enabling Obex to serve as the “front door” for travelers to access Covid-19 testing results and vaccine certification, according to the TMC.
VeriFly is one of several digital health passports that have emerged in recent months to support the return of travel by serving as a secure method for travelers to provide proof of vaccination and/or negative test results needed to enter various jurisdictions. VeriFly already is being used by carriers including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways and Japan Airlines.
Other digital health passports in various phases of rollout include AOKpass, the CommonPass, and IATA Travel Pass. Some observers have stressed that interoperability between the various passports will be necessary to ensure their overall effectiveness and adoption. Another question to be settled is where such passports “live”—as standalone apps or integrated with supplier apps, online booking tools or travel management apps, such as Obex.
Frosch in late April acquired Valerie Wilson Travel, which will continue to operate as a standalone brand under the Frosch corporate umbrella.