Most travellers would be comfortable using some form of digital health pass in future, new research by Amadeus has revealed.
Some 91% of the 9,055 travellers polled by Censuswide as part of an Amadeus study said they would be happy to embrace new health certification.
Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they would be happy for their health data to be stored electronically if allowed them to pass through airports with fewer face-to-face interactions.
A further 72% said they would be happy for their data to be held this way if it allowed them to travel to more destinations; 68% said they would be more likely to share health data with frequently used airlines if they were offered a way to store travel health data.
However, 93% of those polled said they would want assurances about how their travel health data is stored.
Respondents’ three main worries were data security and exposure to hackers (38%), privacy concerns about the type of data sought (35%), and any lack of transparency around, and control over, how and where their data is shared (30%).
The Censuswide poll surveyed in excess of 1,000 people in nine different global markets; France, Spain, Germany, India, UAE, Russia, Singapore, UK and US.
All respondents had travelled abroad over the past 18 months.
Factors respondents said would alleviate concerns around travel health data included being able to use a single travel app for their entire journey (42%) or if the provider of the app was to partner with a trusted healthcare provider (62%).
Technologies respondents said would increase their confidence to travel over the next 12 months included mobile apps providing trip-specific notifications and alerts (45%), contactless mobile payments (44%) and mobile boarding (43%), i.e. being able to access boarding passes electronically.