(06 Oct 2021) After eleven months of extensive testing by 76 airlines around the world, Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian are currently implementing IATA Travel Pass in a phased rollout across their respective networks.
The six airlines join Emirates as IATA Travel Pass implementation pioneers.
“After months of testing, IATA Travel Pass is now entering the operational phase,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General at the IATA AGM in Boston on Tuesday. “The app has proven itself to be an effective tool to manage the complex mess of travel health credentials that governments require. And it’s a great vote of confidence that some of the world’s best known airline brands will be making it available to their customers over the coming months.”
The app offers a safe and secure way for travelers to check the requirements for their journey, receive test results and scan their vaccine certificates, verify that these meet the destination and transit requirements and share these effortlessly with health officials and airlines prior to departure.
The app not only helps to reduce queuing and congestion for document checks at airports, but plays a vital role in reducing the risk of fake vaccine certificates or test results being used to travel.
IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that can receive and verify a range of COVID19 test results and digital vaccines certificates. Currently vaccine certificates from 52 countries (representing the source of 56% of global air travel) can be managed using the app and this will increase to 74 countries, representing 85% of global traffic, by the end of November.
IATA Travel Pass – Exclusive Video Interview with Vinoop Goel (March 2021)
Editor’s note: As the above video interview was conducted over the internet, I would like to apologise that the audio and visual quality are not up to the same HD/UHD quality that it normally would be. Hopefully it won’t be too long until we are once again conducting exclusive video interviews in person, but for now we have to make do with what we have. Thank you.