Yangon: Passengers traveling to Singapore from Myanmar can now use the ZADA COVIDPASS to share their Vaccination records on arrival in the immigration checkpoints at Changi Airport.
“We are very proud that COVIDPASS holders in Myanmar now can use the COVIDPASS as a vaccination proof when entering Singapore, giving travelers from Myanmar complete confidence that their data is secure and under their control,” said Andreas Sigurdsson, ZADA Founder & CEO.
The COVIDPASS is managed in the ZADA digital wallet and can only be issued by accredited vaccination centers such as Pun Hlaing Hospitals, winner of three awards for Myanmar from The Healthcare Asia Awards 2020.
Dr Zaw Win Sandy, COO Emerging Health at Pun Hlaing Hospitals, says: “We are proud to have been the first issuer of COVIDPASS in Myanmar, not only enabling our community to travel with a digital proof of vaccination in their hand but also adopting new technology to make it safer and more secure handling personal data. Now when people resume travel and lifestyle activities, vaccination remains crucial, and a secure way to provide proof of vaccination is important as there has globally been an increase in fake certificates affecting the trust.”
Digital health certificates such as COVIDPASS are becoming a key feature of international air travel, and decentralized solutions like ZADA are a more secure and efficient way to manage them.
Tanes Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer at MAI, the first Airline in Myanmar to verify the COVIDPASS for travel, shared “MAI is delighted to collaborate with COVIDPASS as we strive to improve the overall travel experience of our passengers during these challenging times. We hope this addresses the need to digitalize vaccine passports and streamline sharing of sensitive information. We will continue our efforts to adopt new means to enhance our passengers’ journey as the aviation sector moves forward with the endemic phase, as the safety of our passengers is paramount to us.”
ZADA is seeing growing success with the COVIDPASS credential and in the last eight months since going live in Myanmar, over 100,000 credentials have been issued, multiple partners have joined the network and the unique experiences of running a Decentralized Identity Network has been shared through forums in both Europe, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific.