Amadeus: 9 in 10 travelers willing to use health passports

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Two in five travelers (41 percent) said they would book international travel within six weeks of restrictions lifting. Photo credit: wundervisuals/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

New global research from travel technology company Amadeus found that 91 percent of travelers surveyed would be comfortable using a digital health passport for future trips and 74 percent would be willing to store their travel health data electronically, if it enabled them to pass through the airport faster with fewer face-to-face interactions.
 
The study, commissioned by Amadeus and delivered by Censuswide, provides encouraging news for the industry, including that just over two in five travelers (41 percent) said they would book international travel within six weeks of restrictions lifting.

The survey of 9,055 travelers in the U.S., U.K., France, Spain, Germany, India, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Singapore also contained a note of caution for the industry with more than nine in 10 (93 percent) travelers having some concerns around how their health data for travel would be stored.

When asked about the receptiveness to storing and sharing digital health data, survey results show:

  • Just under three quarters (74 percent) of travelers surveyed would be willing to store their travel health data electronically if it enabled them to pass through the airport faster with fewer face-to-face interactions.
  • More than seven in 10 (72 percent) travelers surveyed would be willing to store their travel health data electronically if it enabled them to travel to more destinations.
  • 68 percent of travelers agreed they would be more likely to share their health data if the airlines they most frequently travel with offered a way to store their travel health data.