OpenTable Adds CLEAR’s digital vaccine card for easy proof of vaccination
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2021 — As the Delta variant spreads and more cities require proof of vaccination for indoor dining, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), and CLEAR (NYSE: YOU), the secure identity company, are partnering to offer diners a simple way to show proof of vaccination at a restaurant through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card.
“Our partnership with CLEAR furthers our commitment to help both restaurants and diners navigate dining out in the next chapter of the pandemic,” said Debby Soo, CEO, OpenTable. “For the last 18 months, we’ve focused all of our energy on building innovative features that make it easier to Dine On, safely. This collaboration aims to streamline restaurant entry, saving time for both restaurant staff and diners and lets everyone focus on the meal – not the logistics.”
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. CLEAR’s digital vaccine card is a free, mobile experience on the CLEAR app, which securely connects a person’s verified identity to their proof of vaccination from hundreds of vaccine providers and national pharmacies, including Walmart, Atlantic Health System, the state of California, and New York.
“Now more than ever, it is important that the people and experiences which make up the lifeblood of our communities safely stay open for business,” said Caryn Seidman-Becker, CEO, CLEAR. “We are proud to work with OpenTable to make it easy and safe for diners and restaurants to come back together during this time.”
This integration, expected to launch in September on OpenTable’s iPhone and Android apps, comes on the heels of a number of new safety features that OpenTable has launched to support restaurants and diners. In addition to the new “Verified for Entry” tag, restaurants can now list “Proof of Vaccination” as a Safety Precaution on their restaurant profile pages and communicate directly with diners about changing restrictions and special requests through Direct Messaging.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, OpenTable has been at the forefront of supporting the industry, helping seat more than 135M diners at no cost to its restaurants and implementing a number of initiatives, such as the State of the Industry dashboard showing global dining demand, expanded reservation capabilities to grocery stores, bars, wineries and college dining halls, new tools like virtual waitlists and safety precautions, enhanced takeout and delivery offerings and more.
For more information on OpenTable’s latest safety features, visit the OpenTable blog, and to see which OpenTable restaurants currently require vaccination, go here. For more information on CLEAR’s digital vaccine card, go here.
*Note: OpenTable will not store vaccination card data or, unless voluntarily provided by the diner to the restaurant, other personal health information through this feature.
OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), powers reservations for the hospitality industry. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion people per year and helps more than 60,000 restaurants, bars, wineries and other venues attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.
With CLEAR, you are always you. CLEAR’s mission is to enable frictionless and safe journeys using your identity. With more than 7 million members and 100+ partners across North America, CLEAR’s identity platform connects you to the cards in your wallet – transforming the way you live, work and travel. Trust and privacy are the foundation of CLEAR. We have a commitment to members being in control of their own information and never sell member data. CLEAR is at the highest level of security by U.S. government regulators and is also certified as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology under the SAFETY Act.
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