FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

EVA Air Trials AOKpass for COVID-19 Test Results, Vaccination Status at LAX, SFO

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Jul 21, 2021

© Huy Thoai | Dreamstime.com

eFlyer Lead

EVA Air launched a Passenger Health Declaration online platform on evaair.com and its mobile app, as well as piloting a program with digital solution provider AOKpass and its medical partner MedAire, through Aug. 20. With AOKpass, EVA uses a mobile device app to verify passenger health credentials for travel on two routes, Taipei (TPE) to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). The app streamlines COVID-19 prevention measures and reduces unnecessary airport contact.

The Passenger Health Declaration can be used from 48 hours to one hour before scheduled departure from the Manage Your Trip feature on the EVA website and mobile app, saving time at the airport and minimizing passenger contact.

The AOKpass digital verification platform, developed by International SOS, MedAire, the International Chamber of Commerce and global testing, inspection and certification company SGS, is a reliable and widely accepted tool for digitally verifying PCR test results and vaccination status. The platform’s collaboration with EVA is a pilot program.

“Passengers can download the AOKpass from the iPhone App Store or Google Play to their mobile devices before they go to the airport,” said David Chen, spokesperson, EVA Air. “As soon as the app is installed, a passenger can use it to make a PCR test appointment or go to EVA’s COVID-19 Information Center. After the PCR test is done at the hospital, the passenger will get a QR code to save on their mobile devices. Then, the passenger can show the QR code to EVA airport staff who can scan it and quickly determine authenticity of test results. Both Taiwan and the U.S. require passengers to also have paper copies of PCR test results for additional verification airport authorities may need.”

This trial follows a program EVA piloted in March with digital solution provider Affinidi in Singapore and Malaysia. The airline continues to evaluate the best ways to connect with global verification platforms to identify the safest, most efficient and convenient travel tools to serve the post-pandemic aviation market.

Do you wish more airlines offered programs like this so it was easier to share required credentials? Share your thoughts on programs like this, and your experiences traveling internationally. Tell us. Email us at [email protected]. Please include your full name and location.


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.


Insta Feed
Feb 2, 2023

Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Unveils New Features

This winter season sees a major milestone in the history of Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski in St. Moritz as the hotel celebrates its 20th birthday. To celebrate those two decades, the hotel invites international guests and locals in St Moritz to experience its freshly renovated lobby as well as a brand-new lobby bar redesigned in a contemporary style.

Hit the High Notes in Nashville

Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.

Feb 1, 2023

Valentine’s Day Offerings from Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels offers travelers romantic options across its properties for Valentine’s Day.

Exclusive Savings: Cruise Along the Danube River with Global Traveler

Exclusive Sailing with Global Traveler

eFlyer Reviews
Feb 1, 2023

Springhill Suites Panama City Beach Review

As a motorized wheelchair user, my one goal when selecting a beachfront hotel is the availability of a view. Springhill Suites Panama City Beach exceeded my expectations.

eFlyer Deals
Feb 1, 2023

AmaWaterways Extends Free Land Offer on Select 2023 Europe, Egypt River Cruises

Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways extends its complimentary pre- or post-cruise land offer as add-ons to select Europe and Egypt cruises for groups and individual travelers in 2023. The offer is also available exclusively for groups in 2024. Now, the cruise line extends the offer for new reservations made through March 31, 2023, on select 2023 departures.

Luxurious Adventures Await.

Discover why Global Traveler readers named Cunard® the Best Large-Ship Cruise Line for seven consecutive years. For a limited time, book your voyage during Cunard’s Explore with More promotion and take advantage of lower fares*, up to $1,200 Onboard Credit†, Free Specialty Dining for Two^, 50% Reduced Deposit††, and more. Choose from an array of exciting journeys, including Transatlantic Crossings and voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean and Canada & New England.

Feb 1, 2023

New in New York at the Guggenheim

The iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum — part of a UNESCO World Heritage site located at 1071 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan — is generally regarded as the masterwork of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. During the building phase and after its completion in 1959, the building’s modern, slightly otherworldly innovative design drew both curiosity and criticism. Today, the landmark structure houses both permanent and temporary world-class exhibits.