Blockchain App AOKpass Simplifies Travel Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
A blockchain powered app intended to facilitate easy travel during Covid-19 pandemic has been rolled out. The app, named ICC AOKpass, permits users to validate their Covid-19 status on a real-time basis.
Dorjee Sun, CEO of blockchain company Perlin, stated CIR Magazine that ICC AOKpass “uses a common global standard that can be deployed and used anywhere in the world today. It can adapt to the rules of any given country and allows users to instantly verify their COVID-19 compliance status anytime, anywhere.”
ICC AOKpass was trialed by several enterprises, including Singapore-headquartered firm Energy Drilling and International SOS.
The companies had chosen crew members, travelling to an oil drilling platform to conduct a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), undergo Covid-19 test with the medical results stored on the app.
The outcome of the test was forwarded to the client and assist in paving way for entry via the Thailand airport.
Juliana Gim, managing director of International SOS Singapore, stated that the beneficial experience of ICC AOKpass puts forth the manner in which safe travel is possible against the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic.
“The successful pilot of ICC AOKpass with Energy Drilling is encouraging as it marks an important step in our journey and the aim of implementing a trusted and standardised global system to facilitate the return to work across many industries. In time, we hope that this will see widespread adoption to facilitate a fast, safe and secure return to work.”
The pandemic has motivated blockchain firms to study the manner in which they can assist in easing travel limitation established by authorities.