Keep up on vaccine passports.
Airlines may require travelers to present aand digital documentation proving that they have been vaccinated to make traveling smoother. Airlines have been testing mobile health apps, including CommonPass, ICC AOKpass, VeriFLY, and the pass app, to ensure travelers can present their health data securely and verifiably.
Most of the apps will, in theory, work like this: If you getfacility, the app connects with the database of that facility to retrieve your information. The app then loads a QR code, a digital bar code, verifying that the . You could then show that bar code at the airport check-in counter, the boarding gate, or immigration control.
Too much is still up in the air with vaccine passports for widespread use, Mr. Harteveldt said. Airlines, government agencies, andthe apps to determine which products are reliable and easy to use. Vaccine passports have also set off a fierce political debate over the legality of requiring digital credentials for an ostensibly voluntary vaccine. (The for mandatory vaccination credentials or a federal vaccine database.) If different parties require people to download other passport apps, things could get chaotic, and many experiments may fail.
So the best we can do with vaccine passports right now is nothing. Don’t upload your data to any of the apps just yet — but when itto travel, check your airline’s website for updates on vaccine passports and follow the instructions.
Prepare your phone
The rest of your travel tech prep will be the same as in pre-Covid times.pack, charging cables, and a safety pin to eject your SIM card. Then do the following:
■ call your carrier to confirm that your device will work with other wireless carriers.. Your with foreign SIM cards. Many newer smartphones come unlocked by default, but you should
■ Buy a foreign SIM card. If you’re traveling abroad, you can avoid paying expensive international roaming fees to your carrier by temporarily using an unfamiliar phone plan. When you arrive at your destination, you can usually buy a SIM card at the airport or a cellphone store and insert it into your phone; you can also order a SIM card online and deliver it to your before traveling. (Some newer smartphones work with eSIMs, essentially . I’ve had mixed experiences, including eSIMs that failed to activate when I reached my destination, so I prefer physical SIMs.)