Australia to open international lines with Digital Passenger Declaration

The DPD, according to the government, will collect essential data for travellers, such as their vaccination status

Australia to open international lines with Digital Passenger Declaration
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The Australian government has announced the formation of an organization to promote the Digital Passenger Declaration, bringing Australia’s global borders one step closer to reopening.

The DPD will replace the COVID-19 online travel statement architecture and the forthcoming traveller card. The DPD, according to the government, would collect essential data for travelers, such as their vaccination status. Any data on travel, well-being, and antibody status that is endorsed by the Australian government and thoroughly verified will be shared with state and domain well-being professionals.