Good Health Pass Collaborative
The Good Health Pass Collaborative is an open, inclusive, cross-sector initiative, bringing together leading companies and organizations from the technology, health, and travel sectors. Our members are creating a blueprint for interoperable digital health pass systems and building a safe path to restore international travel and restart the global economy.
Restoring international travel means restoring confidence; confidence of travelers and of governments who have an obligation to protect the health of their citizens.
COVID-19 test results are already required for entry at some airports and at international borders. But existing paper-based certificates are easy to lose, unnecessarily expose sensitive personal information, and are prone to fraud and counterfeiting.
By contrast, digital health credentials can be printed (e.g. as a QR code) or stored on an individual’s mobile phone. They enhance user privacy, and “bind” an individual’s identity to their test result or vaccination certificate, thus enabling real-time, fraud-resistant digital verification.
The result: confidence.
It is expected to take years to vaccinate the world’s 7.9 billion people. Widespread testing is an essential public health tool – and one that must continue alongside vaccination to ensure an equitable return to public life.
Numerous efforts are currently underway to develop digital health credentials – both vaccination and test certificates – for international travel and a variety of other applications.
Despite this frantic race to market, it is unlikely that a single solution will be implemented universally – or even across the entire travel industry. Thus, it is critical that solutions are designed to be interoperable, both with one another and across institutional and geographic borders.
“Fragmentation is a risk we simply cannot ignore. To be valuable to users, credentials need to accepted at check-in, upon arrival by border control agencies, and more. We can get there – even with multiple systems – as long as solutions adhere to open standards and participate in a common governance framework. But without these, fragmentation is inevitable, and travelers – and the economy – will continue to suffer needlessly as a result.”— Dakota Gruener, ID2020 Executive Director
The Good Health Pass Collaborative is not intended to supplant these existing efforts, but rather to help weave them together, fill gaps where they may exist, and facilitate collaboration among a new ecosystem of stakeholders, many of whom have never worked together.
The Good Health Pass Collaborative invites the participation of policymakers; representatives of government agencies; companies in the health, technology, and travel sectors; and civil society organizations who share our commitment to restoring international travel while ensuring that equity, privacy, and other civil liberties are protected.
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