Lufthansa: faster check-in with vaccination certificate

Just in time for the summer holidays, Lufthansa launches a faster and easier check-in for vaccination certificate holders. A pre-check of certificate validity by a Lufthansa Service Center will be available 72 hours before departure.

With more than 25% of the German population now vaccinated twice against Covid-19, pharmacies, doctors, and vaccination centers started issuing QR codes for vaccinated citizens, the so-called digital vaccination certificate.

Now just in time for the summer holidays, passengers with a digital vaccination certificate will once again be able to check in with Lufthansa swiftly and easily to receive their boarding pass.

Here’s how it works: Passengers will present their digital vaccination certificate at the airport, either via app or on a printout. Once the QR code is read, the boarding pass will be issued directly and without complications. This eliminates the need to present various papers at the airport and makes it much more difficult to misuse forged vaccination certificates. The system compares the QR code data with the booking and passenger data.

Soon, mobile check-in via smartphone will also be faster and easier, at least on selected routes, where passengers will be able to scan the QR vaccination certificates with the Lufthansa app or load them digitally into the app. The app will recognize the QR code and use this information to create the boarding pass.

Anyone concerned they might not have the right certificates for the trip can have them pre-checked on selected flights by a Lufthansa Service Center up to 72 hours before departure. This includes PCR tests, recovery from COVID-19, and now vaccinations. Confirmations of digital entry applications can also be checked in the same way. However, the airline still recommends that passengers continue to carry their original printed certificates, in addition to the digital proof, until further notice.


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