Travel: Spanish would welcome Covid certificate
DIGITAL travel passports would be welcome in Spain by nine out of 10 of the population, according to a new survey.
Travel booking group Amadeus said the poll illustrated the country’s willingness to embrace technology if it opened up a faster passage through airports and cut face to face contact – seven out of 10 would agree to store their health status.
However, over a third of people responding to the survey did worry about personal information being shared or hacked.
Amadeus has announced plans to enable travellers to upload Covid-19 vaccination certificates or PCR test results as the travel industry looks to restart in time for a summer season.
The European Union has also announced moves to have a green certificate ahead of the traditional high season and the airline industry is pursuing its own passport scheme.
And Spain, as the world’s second most visited country in the world, is also discussing a scheme to welcome tourists this year and boost an ailing economy heavily dependent on the sector.