UK - World’s First Covid Passport

Arno Froese

Coronavirus passport trials are taking place at Heathrow to test technology to let people travel the globe without risk of being quarantined.

Passengers on United Airlines and Cathay Pacific are trying out an app called the CommonPass.

The phone software is a digital health pass which can hold a certified COVID-19 test status or show someone has been vaccinated in future in a way designed to satisfy various governments’ different regulations.

It has been launched by non-profit trust Commons Project Foundation, part of the World Economic Forum, in the hope of it will end the days of flyers producing bits of paper, often in different languages.

Dr Bradley Perkins, chief medical officer of The Commons Project, said: ‘Without the ability to trust COVID-19 tests—and eventually vaccine records—across international borders, many countries will feel compelled to retain full travel bans and mandatory quarantines for as long as the pandemic persists.

‘With trusted individual health data, countries can implement more nuanced health screening requirements for entry.’ 

The pass works by passengers taking a test at a certified lab before uploading it to their phone. It generates a QR code that can be scanned by airline staff and border officials. 

David Evans, Joint CEO of traveler pass company Collinson, said the app could be a gamechanger.

He added: ‘As we come to grips with living with COVID-19, testing is the safest scientific method to reopen countries and borders.

‘However, as each country looks to find the right solution to protect their citizens, we know that the ability to demonstrate the validity of testing done upon arrival or before departure is key to reopening borders.

‘The Collinson and Swissport dedicated COVID-19 testing facility at Heathrow will support the CommonPass trial by testing United Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways volunteers.’

Industry leaders are pushing for travelers to be tested at the airport and then re-tested a few days later in order to cut the current 14-day quarantine time which is crippling the sector and wrecking families’ travel plans., 7 October 2020

Arno's commentary

We are being inundated with daily news regarding vaccines, Covid-19 testing, and other issues related to the novel coronavirus.

Those who object to masks, for example, argue that only a tiny percentage of the population faces real danger from catching the virus. That may indeed be true. Yet, when taking international tourism into consideration, the figures are mind-boggling. The first five places belong to these countries: France—90 million; Spain—83 million; United States—80 million; China—63 million; Italy—62 million. To check each person is virtually out of the question with the technology readily available today. Thus, an assembly line-like system will have to be implemented. A prescreened tourist with a Covid passport is definitely a welcome beginning when global travel goes back to normal. 

In order to obtain such a Covid passport, much personal information will need to be revealed. And that, as we have said before, is the road the world is racing down; namely, toward total control of the population, with little to no possibly of detouring this coming global security system.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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