All Nippon Airways (ANA) is conducting a trial of the CommonPass digital health passports on its Tokyo- Haneda-New York route. CommonPass, developed by The Commons Project (TCP), is a user-oriented standardized global identification framework that makes it possible for travelers to document and share their COVID-19 testing status and vaccination history. Ensuring that entrants meet all COVID-19 related immigration regulations, the system removes barriers to, and expedites processing of, international travel while also protecting user privacy.

Juichi Hirasawa, ANA’s senior vice president of corporate planning, said the trial of the pass will help ensure that these procedures will enable the carrier “to simplify international travel while also protecting passenger privacy.” During this trial, ANA will verify the effectiveness of tests and check-in procedures at Haneda Airport, using the information it gathers to improve the process. ANA said it will continue working together with TCP, “in order to establish a system for safe international travel and to improve all aspects of the passenger experience.”