The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that six additional airlines are to implement its IATA Travel Pass digital health certificate.
According to the announcement, made in Boston at the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting, Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian will implement IATA Travel Pass in a phased roll-out across their networks, joining Emirates Airlines as early adopters of the pass.
“After months of testing, IATA Travel Pass is now entering the operational phase. 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,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.
According to IATA, the app offers a safe and secure way for travellers to check the requirements for their journey, receive test results and scan their vaccination certificates, verify that these meet the destination and transit requirements and share them with health officials and airlines prior to departure. This will avoid the need to queue for document checks – to the benefit of travellers, airlines, airports, and governments.
IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that can receive and verify a range of COVID-19 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. This will increase to 74 countries, representing 85% of global traffic, by the end of November.