Australia’s Govt appoints Accenture to deliver Digital Passenger Declaration

    Australia‘s Minister of Home Affairs Karen Andrews announced (13-Sep-2021) the appointment of Accenture to deliver the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD), in preparation for reopening Australia to international travel at scale. The DPD will replace the physical incoming passenger card and the COVID-19 Australian Travel Declaration web form, capturing essential information including passengers’ vaccination status up to 72 hours prior to boarding. Passengers coming into Australia will be able to complete the DPD on their mobile device or computer. Accenture was awarded the work through a competitive tender process run independently by the Department of Home Affairs. Accenture will work closely with the Department to deliver the initial operating capability of the DPD later in the year. The DPD will also provide the capacity to collect, verify and share any Australian Government-approved and digitally-verified travel, health and vaccine status information of international travellers with State and Territory public health authorities. The DPD will now move into a testing phase before being deployed, at scale, throughout major Australian airports. 

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