A consortium of travel and application developers have banded together to develop a solution to the current issues surrounding the roads to restart international travel. The solution, named goPassport, is an intuitive application that promises safe travel for foreigners wishing to visit Australia and Australians alike.

goPassport is being sold as a one-stop solution for Australian authorities when assessing entry requirements from a health standpoint to Australia. Features for the software suite include live updates for authorities to any COVID-19 pre-travel tests passengers may be required to take. 

That essentially means that authorities will be able to check the live status of a COVID-19 test prior to allowing entry of a foreigner into Australia. It also informs the traveller of any pre-travel actions required to enter Australia in a step by step process. 

Another valuable feature that the application is being tipped for is its ability to monitor travellers who are in quarantine or isolation. If a traveller is required to isolate or go into quarantine when returning and they break those rules the health authorities will be informed by goPassport of the breach. 

“Australia has worked very hard to be one of the safest places in the world to visit. goPassport will help keep it that way while supporting a safe restart of Australian economic activity” Head of Knowesis, Mark Radford said commenting about the reveal.

The consortium of Australians who are involved in the development includes itinerary management and travel documentation solutions company, Didigo, real-time decision engine, Knowesis and analytics and data specialists, AlphaZetta.

Tony Ohlsson, co-founder of AlphaZetta stated that “the opportunity to leverage a very large international pool of experts to fight this pandemic is one of the highlights in my career. It is very rare that many of us are given the opportunity to do such important work”.

The company has also flagged alternative uses for the application including notifications for all natural disasters experienced in Australia such as bushfires, floods and hurricanes. 

Matt McKinley, CEO of Didigo, stated that with the introduction of the application and with the expertise of the consortium “our borders will be safe for all”.