(05 July 2021) Qatar Airways’ cabin crew is testing the IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App.
The trial is being rolled out in phases, beginning initially with cabin crew returning to Doha travelling from Kuwait, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Sydney.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, “We know as more people begin making plans to return to their favourite holiday destinations, they will inevitably face the challenge of ensuring they have the right paperwork. Through trialling and supporting the development of new technologies, we aim to provide travellers with a tool that will support them to seamlessly travel across borders with greater confidence.”
Qatar Airways’ cabin crew will be able to upload their Qatar issued COVID19 vaccination credentials along with their COVID19 test results to the IATA Travel Pass mobile app and verify they are eligible to travel.
On arrival in Doha, crew will then be able to securely share their vaccination certificate and proceed through immigration at the airport.
Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, said, “Qatar Airways and the Qatari Government are showing leadership by becoming the first to trial the verification of passengers’ vaccine credentials through IATA Travel Pass. Certificates of COVID19 vaccination or testing status will be key to restoring people’s freedom to travel. Trials by Qatar Airways and some 70 other airlines have demonstrated that IATA Travel Pass can efficiently manage test results. This important new trial focusing on vaccination status will build even more confidence in IATA Travel Pass as a complete solution for travellers, governments and airlines.”