Today on March 15, British Airways has revealed the launch of a third travel passport app through its check-in portal. Many airlines are asking the passengers to prove their COVID-19 status by showing the vaccinated certificate or negative test results before flying. The health passport apps allow such documents to be verified digitally before a passenger even departs their home for the airport.
Before this app, British Airways had already introduced another app for travelers to the USA, Canada, or the UK for certifying their COVID-19 status, but the new one will also cover flights to India.
Three days before departing to India, passengers will receive an email directing them to the ‘manage my booking’ section of the British Airways website. On the website, they will find the latest COVID-19 requirements for their destination, such as requiring a negative COVID-19 test or a vaccine certificate.
Passengers will be able to upload these documents before traveling for verification by the airline. This is the same verification that would be carried out by staff at the airport, so passengers are not required to give any more information than they currently do.