Lufthansa plans to allow German customers to access their vaccination certificates directly from the carrier’s app.
German pharmacies, doctors and vaccination centres has begun issuing fully vaccinated persons with QR codes, which can be scanned to provide access to digital vaccination certificates.
Initially Lufthansa says that customers can use the QR code to present their certificate, enabling them to check in faster and received their boarding pass, and eliminate “the need to take various papers and proofs to the airport”.
But going forward the carrier says that “On selected routes, it will soon be possible to scan QR vaccination certificates with the Lufthansa app or to load them digitally into the app”.
The app will then automatically recognise the QR code, and issue boarding passes accordingly.
Lufthansa says that “Anyone who is concerned that they do not have the right certificates for the trip can have them checked by a Lufthansa Service Center on selected flights up to 72 hours before departure”.
This can include proof of tests, proof of recovery from Covid-19 and proof of vaccinations.
The airline is recommending that customers carry their original printed certificates with them on trips, as well as digital proof, “until further notice”.
More information on which documents need to be carried, and where Covid-19 tests can be taken for return journeys, can be seen at lufthansa.travel-regulations.com.
Digital Covid-19 certificates launched in seven EU countries earlier this month, ahead of a deadline of the end of June for them to be rolled out across the bloc.