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12 August 2021

ACI World welcomes Good Health Pass Collaborative Interoperability Blueprint

“Success will be reliant on global interoperability and a safe, reliable system”

Montreal, 12 August 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today welcomed the publication of the Good Health Pass Collaborative Interoperability Blueprint.

Commenting on the publication, ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said:

“As we continue to navigate recovery, cooperation on global standards towards a global harmonization of processes and the use of vaccines and tests together will help get the industry back on track. Collaboration is the best approach as aviation is a global business, and we need to have a global perspective.

“We will continue to work to further initiatives like the Good Health Pass Collaborative which is a key development in the proliferation of digital health passes which will promote the safe and swift reopening of borders. As the blueprint sets out, success will be reliant on global interoperability and a safe, reliable system that protects the data of users and has benefits beyond the aviation industry.

“For a system of interoperable digital health passes to have the best chance of success, governments need to recognise the health status documentation which is already in circulation, such as more than a billion vaccine certificates, proofs of recovery, and evidence of test results.

“The stakes are high. If governments can get behind initiatives like the Good Health Pass Collaborative, they have the potential to provide a significant boost to the industry, protecting millions of jobs, rebuilding critical global connectivity, and helping aviation drive a global economic recovery.”

Notes for editors

  1. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, customer-centric and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2021, ACI serves 701 members, operating 1933 airports in 183 countries.

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