Six other airlines implement the IATA Travel Pass
Boston – 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 the networks airlines. 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 in Boston, follows eleven months of extensive testing by 76 airlines.
“After months of testing, IATA Travel Pass is now entering the operational phase. The app has proven to be an effective tool in dealing with the complex mess of traveler 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 in the coming months, ”said Willie Walsh, CEO of IATA.
The app offers travelers a safe and secure way to check their travel requirements, receive test results and scan their vaccination certificates, verify they meet destination and transit requirements and share them effortlessly with health officials and airlines before departure. This will avoid queues and congestion for document checks, benefiting travelers, airlines, airports and governments.
IATA Travel Pass is a mobile application that can receive and verify a range of COVID-19 test results and digital vaccine certificates. Currently, vaccination certificates from 52 countries (representing the source of 56% of global air travel) can be managed using the app. This figure will rise to 74 countries, representing 85% of global traffic, by the end of November.
IATA Travel Pass is expected to play a key role in the recovery of the aviation industry after the impact of COVID-19. A digitized solution for handling COVID-19 travel health credentials paperwork will support a return to travel when borders reopen. Since many governments rely on airlines for COVID-19 document verification, this will be essential to avoid queues and traffic jams at check-in as travel intensifies.