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National Aviation Services (NAS) Endorses Good Health Pass Collaborative: a Global Cross-Sector Initiative to Restore Travel and Restart Economy

Kuwait : Wednesday, February 10, 2021

National Aviation Services (NAS), a leading aviation services provider, has endorsed the Good Health Pass Collaborative recently introduced by ID2020 that includes 25 leading individual companies and organizations in the travel, technology and health sectors.

The Good Health Pass Collaborative is an open, inclusive, cross-sector initiative to create a blueprint for interoperable digital health pass systems that will help restore global travel and restart the global economy. Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS commented: "Travel and tourism are undoubtedly the hardest hit sectors by this pandemic. A recovery will require leadership and collaboration by the different players, based on interoperable technologies to ensure the credibility of testing and vaccination records. As the leader in airport services in emerging markets, our blockchain-based digital solution, called MUNA, connects testing labs, vaccine centers, airlines and airports to support a seamless passenger journey with the necessary health precautions. We are proud to fully support the Good Health Pass initiative.”

NAS has been driving continued efforts to rebuild passenger confidence and facilitate travel across the regions in which it operates.

The company recently developed one of the world’s first vaccine passports, the COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate on the platform under the auspices of the Kuwait Ministry of Health (MOH). helps facilitate travel through the Kuwait International Airport and the COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate is linked to Kuwait MOH vaccine records enabling passengers to view or share them where required. The contactless method ensures faster processing and hassle free travel for all passengers as well as airport and airline authorities.

Different digital health credential systems are under development for international travel making it necessary to have solutions that are interoperable across institutional and geographic borders. The Good Health Pass Collaborative aims to help weave them together, fill gaps where they may exist, and facilitate collaboration among a new ecosystem of stakeholders, many of whom have never worked together before. NAS joins the ranks of Airports Council International (ACI), Commons Project Foundation, COVID-19 Credentials Initiative, IBM, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Linux Foundation Public Health, Lumedic, Mastercard, Trust Over IP Foundation, and others in endorsing this global initiative.

The Collaborative has also released its first white paper, entitled, Good Health Pass: A Safe Path to Global Reopening.