Japan Airlines has started trials with three health credential apps — CommonPass, VeriFLY and the IATA Travel Pass. All have the purpose of reopening borders without the need for arriving passengers to quarantine.


JAL has started testing the Common Pass on flights from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Honolulu and on flights from Narita International Airport in Tokyo to Singapore Changi Airport. The carrier will deploy VeriFLY on its flights to North America later this month. American Airlines, a JAL partner, has been using VeriFLY on some routes. And in May, JAL will test the IATA pass on select international flights. In an announcement, the airline said it was working with the different platforms as both CommonPass and Travel Pass “aim to become the industry standard for full implementation on a global scale” while VeriFLY already “is in practical use in the U.S.”