Air France automates vaccine pass verification

Air France automates vaccine pass verification

The airline says that the service has been used by more than 600,000 customers so far

Air France has issued an update on the rollout of its Ready to Fly service, which now includes the automation of its vaccine pass verification.

The carrier originally launched its Ready to Fly service – an initiative allowing customers to verify their documents prior to their flight – in July 2021, and it has now been rolled out across 140 routes from 80 airports on 600 daily Air France flights.

This includes all flights in France, Corsica, the US, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Gabon and Senegal. The initiative is also approved for use on flights to France departing from Canada.

In addition, Air France has replaced its manual verification of the French vaccine pass for domestic flights with an automated check, enabling customers travelling to instantly verify their documents.


The carrier said that the new automated feature is available a few days before departure with customers receiving an email inviting them to upload their pass to a secure online platform.

Those who have not used the pre-validation service before can scan the QR code of their vaccine pass during check-in at a self-service kiosk at the airport on the day of departure.

The intention is to integrate the feature into the online check-in process in the coming months. With this initiative, the carrier aims to limit the number of manual checks required at the boarding gate and improve flight punctuality.

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