Six more airlines are implementing the IATA travel pass
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian will implement the IATA Travel Pass as part of a phased rollout across airline networks . These five airlines join Emirates Airline as pioneers in the implementation of the IATA Travel Pass.
The announcement, made on the sidelines of IATA’s 77th annual general meeting, came in Boston after eleven months of extensive testing by 76 airlines.
After months of testing, IATA Travel Pass is now entering its operational phase.
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The app has proven to be an effective tool for managing the complex mess of travel health credentials that governments need. And it’s a big vote of confidence that some of the world’s best-known airline brands will be making it available to their customers over the next few months,” said IATA Director General Willie Walsh.
The app offers travelers a safe and secure way to check their travel requirements. It allows them to receive test results and scan their vaccination certificates, verify that they meet destination and transit requirements, and effortlessly share them with health officials and airlines before departure. . This will avoid queues and congestion for document checks, benefiting travellers, airlines, airports and governments.
The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile application that can receive and verify a range of COVID-19 test results and digital vaccine certificates. Currently, vaccine certificates from 52 countries (representing the source of 56% of global air travel) can be managed using the app. This will grow to 74 countries, representing 85% of global traffic, by the end of November.
The IATA Travel Pass is expected to play a key role in the recovery of the aviation industry from the impact of COVID-19. A digitized solution to manage the paperwork of COVID-19 travel health credentials will support a return to travel when borders reopen. With many governments relying on airlines for COVID-19 document verification, this will be key to avoiding check-in queues and congestion as travel ramps up.