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Blockchain deployed to help travellers certify their health status

Cybersecurity and Internet of Things company, WISeKey has added the ability for users to upload and digitally certify the results of their Covid-19 test to its WIShelter platform.

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Travellers can apply from mobile phones for their digitally signed entry clearance
Travellers can apply from mobile phones for their digitally signed entry clearance

Cybersecurity and Internet of Things company, WISeKey, is using digital identities and blockchain to help tourist destinations certify that travellers are not infected with Covid-19.

 

It has added the ability for users to upload and digitally certify the results of their Covid-19 test to its WIShelter platform.

 

WISeKey deploys the Covid-19 WIShelter platform via a private public partnership with tourist destinations by installing the technology at no cost and sharing revenue generated by travellers that normally pay a fee of $100 for submitting their documents online to receive a digital identity and digitally signed entry form.

 

Streamlining security clearance

 

According to WISeKey, its platform streamlines security clearance at border controls and simplifies the process of international entry resulting in reduced risk and improved passenger experience, not only at airports but at tourism destinations as well.

 

With WIShelter technology, international travellers can apply from mobile phones via Android or iOS apps or on the web and get their digitally signed entry clearance in a “few minutes”, claims WISeKey. Via the app, travellers will receive a clear response on their eligibility to travel in the form of a digitally signed secure barcode, also available as a wallet pass, which they can present at check-in and boarding.

 

For two decades, WISeKey has contributed to the design and implementation of global standards for what it describes as the internet’s “long-missing identity layer” of a decentralised, point-to-point exchange of information about people, organisations, or things. It enables and certifies this through blockchain and cryptographic Root of Trust. WISeKey’s technology, products and services can be used by individuals and organisations.

 

All health details are encrypted and linked to the user’s identity, represented by a digital certificate. Encrypting this data is important to protect users’ confidential information and ensuring that the users are staying up-to-date with their health credentials, and is in compliance with all privacy requirements, like the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Using their digital identity secured by WISeKey, WIShelter users will be able to geo-localise other certified users and stablish secure communications. If needed, the app allows users to prove to local authorities that they are respecting the stay at home recommendations. To ensure the data privacy, each user’s personal identifiable information is kept encrypted and never disclosed without their consent.

 

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