(19 Aug 2021) China Airlines has confirmed that it will begin trialing the IATA Travel Pass platform on 30 August 2021.
The IATA Travel Pass will initially be trialed on flights returning to Taiwan from the following eight destinations: Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Ontario, San Francisco, Singapore and Vancouver.
This service will expedite the check-in process, reduce unnecessary human contact, and provide passengers with greater peace of mind during their flight.
To participate in the trial, China Airlines customers need to download the IATA Travel Pass app from the App Store or Google Play, complete the online registration process and then, go to a designated hospital to take the PCR test.
The hospital will update the IATA Travel Pass with an electronic copy of the PCR test result that passengers can present at check-in.
The test result and/or vaccine status can then be readily checked by China Airlines ground staff, minimizing the amount of contact and expediting the entire check-in process.
After the IATA Travel Pass trial, China Airlines will assess the results to see if the program can be expanded to cover more China Airlines flights.
China Airlines is also working with the “Digital Proof of Vaccination Platform” that is under development in Taiwan to check travelers’ COVID19 vaccination and PCR testing records.
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