Affinidi, TrustAssure enable universal health status check for travelers thru CommonPass

The Commons Project Foundation, TrustAssure and Affinidi are implementing a universal health pass solution designed to interoperate with the leading health credential standards being deployed worldwide. This is intended to enable airlines and border control offices to quickly verify an individual’s COVID-19 health status as international travel resumes.

Proving that individuals are COVID-19 vaccinated and COVID-19 free is a complex issue that requires airlines and border officials to verify thousands of siloed sources of data globally. 

With different countries adopting different digital credential technology, there has not been a global agreement on a single specification of data flow or an established standard for ensuring the validity of a health record from the lab issuance of a health credential all the way through to the verification of that information.

Under the new partnership, travelers will be able to use TrustAssure to schedule and book a COVID-19 test in a way that meets the local requirements of their destination and allows users to upload the results and convert them into a globally recognized format.

CommonPass provides the ability for sensitive health reports and credentials to be converted to a privacy-preserving verifiable credential, allowing for proof of entry requirements without disclosing any personal information.

Affinidi, through its Unifier solution, enables airlines and immigrations authorities to efficiently and accurately verify different technologies, standards and formats on a single web-based platform. 

“Today marks a major milestone for the stakeholders looking for a trusted, efficient way to manage the record verification process, in a way that is also privacy preserving for the consumer,” said Paul Meyer, CEO of The Commons Project Foundation. 

Glenn Gore, CEO of Affinidi, said ensuring public health safety requires the collaboration of global and diverse stakeholders to find new and effective solutions that are built on a trusted ecosystem of verifiable health credentials. 

“This partnership with CommonPass and TrustAssure is a step in the right direction and contributes to our collective efforts to rebuild confidence in reopening cross-border travels safely,” said Gore.