Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, has launched Digital Health Passport for Travel, a solution that provides a smarter, safer and smoother experience to global travelers in navigating travel regulations and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The solution offers travelers an easy, quick and secure way to comply with country-specific entry requirements and protocols. The platform enables them to locate COVID-19 testing providers, schedule tests and make sure that test results meet their destination’s criteria. It also facilitates swifter approvals by allowing travelers to digitally store, manage, validate and share test results, vaccine certifications, self-attestations, travel authorization forms and other travel documents.
“Amid a wide range of rapidly evolving travel health standards because of the pandemic with no single authority to harmonize them, travelers worldwide are dealing with a high degree of confusion and ambiguity,” said Venu Lambu, Executive Director and President, Global Markets, Mindtree.
“Mindtree’s digital health passport for travel is a comprehensive and long-term solution that addresses multiple aspects of travel-readiness and drives seamless, contactless and paperless travel health workflows. This makes it easier for travelers as well as authorities to make informed decisions, speed up processes and minimize health risks,” added Lambu.
Built using Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology, this platform-based white label offering can work in tandem with the existing apps of travel suppliers, saving them the time, cost and effort required to engage with new partners for every change.
The real-time, adaptive solution can be readily integrated with boarding gate readers, check-in kiosks, border management systems, e-gates and standalone identity desktops. It can also be easily plugged into Evernym’s verifiable credentials platform, Sherpa’s visa and travel rules API, International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Timatic passenger verification database, and Smartvel’s AI- powered travel solutions.
“Mindtree’s Digital Health Passport for Travel has enormous potential to boost travel safety as well as traveler confidence in the new normal,” said Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director at Hyperledger Foundation, and General Manager, Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity for the Linux Foundation.
“We are pleased that Mindtree has chosen Hyperledger Fabric’s modular, plug-and-play and versatile design for the solution to deliver speed, efficiency and performance at scale,” added Barbosa.
In addition to airlines, hotels, cruise lines, airports, government agencies and car rental firms, the solution can also be used by companies to monitor and manage workplace safety when offices reopen.