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ANA trials digital 'health passport' in Tokyo

Airlines hope widespread use of such documents gets people flying again

ANA carried out a trial of a digital health passport on March 29 at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- All Nippon Airways on Monday carried out a trial of a digital "health passport," the first test in Japan of a credential that some hope will breathe new life into international travel and airlines battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

ANA tested the CommonPass digital health app with two passengers for a flight to New York departing from Tokyo's Haneda Airport. The CommonPass will enable people to upload their negative coronavirus test results, and eventually proof of vaccination status, before boarding international flights.

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