Travelers coming to the United States or flying internationally will soon be exchanging their paper proof of a coronavirus vaccination or negative test for a digital passport.
On Thursday, a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Istanbul, Turkey, trialed a new digital passport embedded with vaccination information and test results.
The digital passport is being launched to prevent fraud with the paperwork and to standardize information and share it securely. NBC noted that international travel is likely to be the first industry to use the new passports.
It is done fairly simply. Travelers log in to the Travel Pass app using FaceID on their smartphones, then take selfies to authorize access. They can then scan their passports using the cameras on the phones. From there, passengers can add their itineraries, vaccination certificates, and Covid-19 test results.