Health travel icon for smooth travel experience

October 5, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 294 views

Itchie CabayanRECENTLY, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) developed VaxCertPH for the Department of Health, for the purpose of helping verify legitimacy and certify a passenger’s vaccination status.

This also happens to be in compliance with the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the issuance of digital vaccine certificates.

The opportunity to provide ease to air travelers was immediately seized by Air Asia Philippines.

In its continuing commitment to make air travel better and even safer in the new normal, AirAsia said its guests will soon experience seamless verification of vaccine information through airasia Super App.

This would be in collaboration with the DICT. According to its Vice President Carlo Carongoy, the Health Travel Icon will soon be made available to all passengers through the AirAsia Super App and the airasia website for desktop users.

Under the new integrated system, verified vaccination information of guests will be uploaded on the airasia Super App through the Department of Health’s (DOH) VaxCertPH.

The airline said that integrating the AirAsia Health Travel Icon into the airasia Super App is its way of supporting the immediate and swift recovery not only of the airline industry, but the country’s tourism sector as a whole.

It further defines the digital direction of said company as it will continue to create and develop system enhancements which will level up the digital travel experience of guests.

Aside from making travel experience smooth, the Health Travel Icon is also seen to add another layer of security and safety across all domestic flights and airports in the country, especially now that leisure travel has started to pick-up following the re-opening of borders for travelers originating from the National Capital Region (NCR). A similar AirAsia Health Travel Icon is currently undergoing a trial phase in Indonesia. The trial phase here in the Philippines will commence towards October of 2021 in time for the expected influx of passengers homebound for the holidays these “Ber Months”. “While we are all looking forward to the trial phase of the special feature of the app in the Philippines, we are also exploring future enhancements such as making RT-PCR test or Antigen test results available on the Super App in the near future,” said CEO Ricky Isla. AirAsia Philippines continually reminds its guests to adhere to strict health and safety protocols and get their travel requirements from legit sources. Guests were also reminded of the repercussions if caught forging documents or submitting fake test results.

It is also fully supporting calls for the scrapping of the RT-PCR test, believing that vaccination cards can suffice other entry requirements especially for fully vaccinated travelers.

By relaxing the travel restrictions and by giving fully vaccinated individuals mobility, the airline believes that more businesses would open and thus allow our economy to slowly recover. Hopefully, soon.

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Jokjok (from Jocelyn Tobias of Pasay City )— PEDRO: Bakit hindi tinatagalog ang NO ID, NO ENTRY sa gate lalo na sa mga paaraalan?/JUAN:
Kasi pag tinagalog yun, ang kalalabasan, “WALANG ID WALANG PASOK!”

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