The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new report that includes clear recommendations to governments on digital solutions to restore international mobility.

The report provides guidance and calls on governments to adopt a more coordinated international response to the coronavirus for the travel and tourism industry and to implement digital solutions that will facilitate the continuation of safe international travel.



Following the guidelines announced by the World Health Organization, the WTTC has identified four of the most widely used digital coronavirus certificates (EU Digital COVID Certificate, ICAO Visible Digital Seal, DIVOC, and SMART Health Cards) and calls on governments to approve coronavirus status, while working towards a single global solution.

The report “Digital Solutions for Reviving International Travel” shows that international travelers, either fully vaccinated or tested negative, could thus have a globally valid coronavirus digital certificate that will allow them to travel freely. and safely anywhere in the world.

It analyzes the current challenge posed by the fragmentation of policies and processes worldwide, which are not only complex but also unsustainable and further impede the recovery of an already depressed industry.

To meet this challenge, governments will need to create their own “Digital Travel Portals” that will allow travelers to electronically communicate digital vaccination certificates or tests to their destination before traveling to the destination.

Once booked, travelers will simply have to navigate to the destination-managed online platform, where they will “upload” the digital certificate, avoiding complicated procedures and long queues.




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