Many people are dreaming of the day when they can travel, shop and go to the movies again. But in order to do those activities, you may need a vaccine passport application.
Several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials to be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries.
The Common Trust Network, from Geneva-based nonprofit The Commons Project and the World Economic Forum, partnered with several airlines and hundreds of health systems across the world for the CommonPass app.
It allows users to upload medical data like a Covid-19 test result or proof of vaccination by a hospital or medical professional, generating a health certificate or pass in the form of a QR code that can be shown to authorities without revealing sensitive information.