British Airways have announced they will be extending the use of the VeriFLY health passport app on all inbound international flights to the UK.
After trialling the app on the airline’s transatlantic routes between London and the USA earlier this month, British Airways have decided to extend the use of the app for customers on any inbound flight to the UK.
Customers can download the VeriFLY app to their mobile device where they can check that they meet the entry requirements of their destination and provide the relevant health documentation. Once the traveller has submitted the information, the app will deliver a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ result. At the airport, travellers who have used the app and received a pass message will be fast-tracked to designated desks for check in.
British Airways have stressed however that the app is optional. If passengers prefer, they can provide the required health documentation at the standard check-in desks rather than uploading to the app.
The airline also confirmed that IAG, BA’s parent group, continues to partner with IATA to create the IATA Travel Pass app which is now in the final phase of development. The IATA health app will “manage and verify the secure flow of necessary testing or vaccine information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travellers.”