Air Canada next week will begin testing a mobile tool that validates health requirements for travelers, the carrier announced.
The tool, which Air Canada developed with Amadeus, will be available through Air Canada’s website and mobile app, not as a separate app to download. Travelers will receive a link to submit documents when checking in and then be notified whether they are verified.
Air Canada’s first trial of the tool will begin June 29 on flights from Frankfurt to both Montreal and Toronto. In that trial, which will be optional for travelers on those flights, travelers can get tested by Centogene Labs, which is conducting testing in Frankfurt’s airport, and receive a QR code that they can scan in the tool. They still will be required to bring original documents during the trial.
If successful, Air Canada plans to make the tool available more broadly across the network later in the summer and introduce new features, including the ability to validate proof of Covid-19 vaccination status. The tool has been designed to be compatible with other health passport applications in development around the world, according to the carrier.