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ICC AOK pass included in Spain’s plan for International Framework for Safe International Mobility

  • 14 December 2020
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has introduced Spain’s plan to safely restart international travel which proposes establishing a harmonised system, built on systematic pre-departure testing and the mutual recognition of the validation process for test results issued in different countries.

Unveiled during today’s commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the OECD, the concept includes reference to ICC AOKpass as an example of a successful electronic verification tool that would enable this system to function, across borders, languages and with absolute respect for the users’ privacy thanks to its blockchain technology.

ICC is enabling the development of a global standard for safe international travel to protect lives and livelihoods, leveraging ICCAOKpass as a reliable digital solution that is an alternative to lengthy quarantines. The interoperable ICC AOKpass will also be a reliable tool for individuals to certify whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO said:

“We commend the Government of Spain for its leadership on tackling the challenges of international travel, vital to the economic activity of many sectors and key in moving towards a resilient and inclusive rebuild after this crisis.”

A press release issued by the Government of Spain said:

“The lack of common protocols for testing, medical screening and quarantines not only hinders economies, but it may also not provide a comprehensive response to mitigate public health risks. At the same time, rapid technological developments in diagnostic tests, including new antigen tests, have opened up possibilities for the quick and reliable diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as for managing international travel in a safer, more effective way.”

The release announced that a final proposal for the international framework for safe international mobility will be developed and presented at a high-level conference in early February 2021.

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