Iberia has begun a trial of the Verifly digital health passport app, allowing customers to verify Covid-19 test certificates before arriving at the airport.
The two-month trial is running until April 23, on Iberia flights to Miami and New York. More information can be found at iberia.com/es/en/covid-19/verifly.
The carrier joins fellow Oneworld carriers and transatlantic joint business partners American Airlines and British Airways in trialling the app.
BA recently extended the use of the app to cover all inbound international flights to the UK.
Customers can download the app to their mobile device from the Apple or Google Play stores, and then check that they meet the entry requirements of their destination “by providing digital health document verification and confirming eligibility”. Once submitted the app will provide either a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ message.
Use of the app is voluntary “for now”, and passengers can instead opt to present paper health documents at the check-in counter.
This month Iberia also began offering preferential rates on Covid-19 tests for UK customers via five test providers.
Commenting on the news Ignacio Tovar, Iberia’s transformation manager, said:
“Now is the time to take advantage of all that technology offers us to simplify the travel experience and to fly with confidence. At Iberia we are working on the digitisation of the documents and tests required by each country, to make them easier to check and to give our customers a safe and contactless experience.”
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