(CMR) British Airways is set to launch its own vaccine passport in time for the resumption of international travel in the UK.
The VeriFly vaccine passport system is currently under trial and is expected to be ready when the UK resumes international travel on May 17.
CEO Sean Doyle said he believes that people who have been fully vaccinated should be able to fly without restrictions.
“I think people who have been vaccinated should be able to travel without restrictions. Those who have not been vaccinated should be able to travel with a negative test result,” Doyle said.
According to City AM, those who have had two doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be asked to log their details in BA’s existing app to prove that they are safe to fly.
The vaccine passport is part of moves to entice people back to flying when the current restrictions end. BA will also reintroduce free water and snacks in economy class for short-haul flights.
BA has also struck a deal with a testing kit provider giving its passengers £33 tests to take abroad.
The airline is not the first carrier to take the step to introduce a vaccine passport. Irish flier Ryanair launched its own in-app vaccine passport system last week.
Several other airlines, including Qatar Airways, Air Serbia, and Rwandair, are also trialing aviation body IATA’s version, City AM reported.