Traveler becomes first to use a blockchain based digital Covid-19 health certificate to cross an international border

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Traveler becomes first to use a blockchain based digital Covid-19 health certificate to cross an international border

A Singaporean citizen returning to the country from Japan on December 21 became the first person in the world to use a digital Covid-19 health certificate while crossing the border, the companies behind the pass said in a statement. 

According to International SOS, the International Chamber of Commerce, and AOKpass, an unidentified passenger on Singapore Airlines flight SQ637 was able to use the ICC AOKpass to officially present a negative Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival at Changi Airport’s immigration counters. 

“This was the first time an immigration authority has used a blockchain based, digitally verifiable health certificate,” the statement said, adding the certificate had been issued by Shinagawa East Medical Centre in Japan. 


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