A blockchain-based application has been launched to facilitate travel during the pandemic.
An application called ICC AOKpass allows users to instantly verify their COVID-19 status. Dorjee Sun, CEO of Perlin blockchain, said for CIR Magazinethat the ICC AOKpass “uses a common, global standard that can be implemented and used anywhere in the world today. It can conform to country-specific rules and allows users to instantly verify their COVID-19 compliance status anytime, anywhere. ”
The ICC AOKpass has been tested by several companies, including Singapore-based Energy Drilling and International SOS. These companies selected crew members on the way to the oil rig and performed a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID, and then saved the results in the application. The results were then sent to the client and helped facilitate entry to Thailand airport.
Juliana Gim, managing director of International SOS Singapore, said the ICC AOKpass’s successful tests explain how to safely resume travel in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The successful ICC AOKpass pilot with Energy Drilling is encouraging as it represents an important step on our way and aims to implement a trustworthy and standardized global system that will facilitate a return to work in many industries. We hope that it will be widely adopted over time to facilitate a quick, safe and secure return to work ”.
The pandemic inspired blockchain companies to look at how they could help ease travel restrictions.
Use of blockchain
A few days ago we wrote about the fact that the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a report explaining how blockchain technology and IT services can be used to fight corruption.
Earlier this month, we learned that Dutch logistics company Portbase had successfully completed the first phase of integration with the blockchain platform, TradeLens. Together, the two companies will support operations and key processes for the ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam.