The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Mastercard will work with stakeholders from civil society, business, and government to create an environment that encourages the development and proliferation of interoperable digital health pass solutions to accelerate the global recovery.
Today, governments are mostly relying on a range of paper-based processes to determine the COVID-19 test results and vaccine status of travellers. In many cases, these paper certificates can be easily falsified, are difficult to validate, and inconvenient for people to use. ICC and Mastercard believe trusted technology should be at the heart of strategies for reopening societies and bringing travel back safely.
To that end, both organisations will partner to establish an enabling environment for interoperable digital solutions that reduce fraud and reinforce trust. ICC and Mastercard recognise that time is of the essence and believe that no one digital solution, or provider, will be able to scale globally fast enough to address the global and networked needs of the air travel industry.
In the coming months, ICC and Mastercard will work with policymakers and business leaders to ensure that governments have a range of compatible digital health pass solutions at their fingertips to bolster their recovery strategies and protect the personal data of users everywhere. Through organisations such as the Good Health Pass Collaborative, this extends to the promotion of digital standards for the management and exchange of COVID-19 test results and vaccine