Digital Health Certificate App Launches in Southeast Asia
All travelers from Malaysia and Indonesia will now have the option to use verified digital copies of a COVID-19 health pass instead of actual papers when entering Singapore, reported Singapore Business.
Before departure to Singapore, travelers are advised to check the Singapore SafeTravel website for travel requirements, then book a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test at healthcare providers that issue digital health credentials through a secure mobile app, including the recently launched ICC AOKpass.
These travelers will receive their test results with a unique QR code, which authenticates and securely stores their negative COVID-19 test results. Upon arrival at Changi Airport, they can use the dedicated immigration counters to swiftly verify their health credentials by scanning the given QR code in their ICC AOKpass app.
The company stated they plan to add more countries that will use the digital health pass that is already underway.
The ICC AOKpass is a health records authentication and presentation technology launched by the International Chamber of Commerce, International SOS, and SGS Group, and co-developed with Singapore-based start-up AOKpass Pte Ltd.