Immunitee Health Passport has become the first Malaysian-made health passport to be accepted in Singapore. This is made possible by its new partnership with Affinidi who is an identity-focused startup firm that was established by Singapore’s state-owned investment firm, Temasek.
The partnership involves the integration of Immunitee with Affinidi’s Unifier digital credential platform. Specifically, Immunitee will store personal immunisation records and vaccine data, while Unifier will provide interoperability to securely share the necessary data with various national health check systems.
Quite simply, consumers will be able to use the health passport at Singapore’s airports once borders are reopened. “The future of travel in a Covid world means that travellers will be required to show proof of Covid-19 testing as well as a vaccination history, and the Immunitee Health Passport provides an end-to-end platform for users,” said Immunitee CEO Dr Nick Boden.
Immunitee stores all patient data on a public blockchain system, ensuring that data cannot be “scraped”, is protected, and belongs to the user. Government authorities, including healthcare and immigration officials, and private organisations, such as hotels and universities, can only access the data by scanning a secure QR code which contains all the relevant testing and vaccination information. They won’t have access to any other confidential information, and there is no location tracking.
Immunitee is set to launch in March this year as an open-source system provided at no charge to governments and organisations around the world. At launch, you can download the Immunitee app for free, but you will need to subscribe to its premium service if you wish to use it to travel although the subscription rate has not yet been revealed. For more information, you can visit Immunitee’s official website.