Vaccine Passports May Be Required for Travel Next Year

With the COVID-19 vaccine beginning to roll out around the world, many companies have started developing apps to easily provide digital credentials.

Geneva-based nonprofit The Commons Project created the CommonPass app that allows users to upload medical data such as proof of vaccination. The group has already partnered with several major airlines and hundreds of health systems in the U.S.

The app will also list specific health requirements based on an individual’s place of departure and arrival. Other companies such as IBM have also developed apps, which will be widely available within the first half of 2021.