ANA Tests CommonPass Digital Health Passport
- • Trial is being conducted on the Tokyo Haneda - New York route.
- • CommonPass is the latest step by ANA to improve passenger convenience of international travel while adhering to health and safety regulations.
TOKYO, Mar. 29, 2021 - All Nippon Airways (ANA) will conduct the first trial of the CommonPass digital health passport on its Tokyo Haneda - New York route. CommonPass is a user-oriented standardized global identification framework that makes it possible for travelers to document and share their COVID-19 testing status and vaccination history. Ensuring that entrants meet all COVID-19 related immigration regulations, the system removes barriers to and expedites processing of international travel while also protecting user privacy.
"At ANA, we are constantly looking for ways to make the travel experience safer and more convenient," said Juichi Hirasawa, Senior Vice President of ANA Corporate Planning. "Our trials of the CommonPass Health application will help us to ensure that these procedures will enable us to simplify international travel while also protecting passenger privacy."
ANA is collaborating with The Commons Project (TCP), in cooperation with The World Economic Forum to hold trials of the CommonPass on the flight from Tokyo Haneda to New York on March 29. CommonPass is only the latest step from ANA to support healthcare professionals and help simplify the travel process while protecting passengers from the threat of COVID-19. ANA is committed to fighting COVID-19 and has been recognized by SKYTRAX for its commitment to creating a safe and hospitable travel experience.
CommonPass verifies that an individual's lab test results or vaccination records come from a trusted source, and meet the health screening requirements of the country they want to enter. Throughout the entire process, personal health information stays in the user's control. CommonPass helps customs and immigration personnel access Pre-departure PCR test results, linking them to the name and travel document numbers of the user while also confirming that the negative results were recorded within the prescribed timeframe and conducted at accredited laboratories. CommonPass also streamlines airport check-in procedures.
During this trial, ANA will verify the effectiveness of tests and check-in procedures at Haneda Airport, using the information it gathers to improve the process. ANA will continue working together with TCP, in order to establish a system for safe international travel and to improve all aspects of the passenger experience.
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Following the "Inspiration of Japan" high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation eight years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
In addition to the full service and award-winning record of ANA, the ANA Group's subsidiary Peach Aviation Limited is the leading LCC in Japan, and has expanded following the integration of Vanilla Air Inc. in late 2019. The ANA Group carried 54.4 million passengers in FY2018, has approximately 43,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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