CAAV proposes 2-month pilot of eID accounts for air passengers

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) will pilot the use of level-2 electronic identification (eID) authentication for air passengers at airports nationwide from June 1 to August 1, it said in its recent report sent to the Ministry of Transport.

The level-2 account is created in case the information of the declarant has been verified by a portrait photo or a fingerprint that matches the information recorded in the country’s databases on population, citizen identity, or immigration.

According to the proposal, the eID account can replace the physical ID card, and the pilot is voluntary for both passengers and airline staff. The staff must commit not to use passenger information for illegal purposes.

In the long term, the CAAV proposed the passenger verification work use both the eID and biometric authentication./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency