Famous restaurant reservation service OpenTable made an under-the-radar statement that it will integrate vaccination status into its app and website forms, allowing venues to enforce vaccine passport rules.
OpenTable announced that it will partner with digital identification company CLEAR, allowing establishments to indicate whether they require diners to present proof of vaccination.
Customers will then be asked to create a clear CLEAR account via the OpenTable app and connect their COVID vaccine certificate if they wish to eat in a restaurant that mandates it.
This integration is expected to launch in September on OpenTable’s iPhone and Android apps.
Once a reservation is made on the OpenTable app at a restaurant that has vaccine requirements, the diner will find a CLEAR banner on the reservation confirmation page. By clicking on the banner, the diner will be linked directly to an information page, where they can find all the details they need, plus instructions on how to create a CLEAR digital vaccine card.