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IATA Travel Pass, slated to launch in March, seeks to give governments the confidence to reopen borders

With APAC air travel at 5% of 2019 levels, the need for a “globally accepted framework” is urgent. THE IATA Travel Pass, currently in pilot phase with Singapore Airlines, IAG Group, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways, and slated to launch by March, will hopefully give governments and health authorities confidence to open their borders without […]

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British Airways tests Travel Pass app for COVID testing and vaccination

Exclusivity Executive Traveler British Airways will soon begin testing a new digital ‘Travel Pass’ designed to store COVID-19 test results and proof of vaccination for airlines and government authorities. BA is the latest airline to adopt the IATA Travel Pass, developed by the International Air Transport Association with the aim of becoming a global standard […]

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Qatar Airways to test the IATA Travel Pass “Digital Passport” – Business traveler

Qatar Airways has joined with other Gulf carriers, Emirates and Etihad, in announcing its intention to try the IATA Travel Pass “Digital Passport” application. The app allows passengers to receive Covid-19 test results and verify that they are eligible to undertake their trip through ‘OK to Travel’ status – for more on the initiative, see: […]

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Qatar wants to launch IATA Travel Pass ahead of Emirates and Etihad

Qatar Airways is seeking to become the first carrier in the Middle East to test the IATA Travel Pass. The digital passport is increasingly becoming a hot topic around the world as airlines seek a way to open up travel. Qatar’s national airline plans to start using the app in March 2021. Qatar Airways has […]

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How IATA Travel Pass uses blockchain technology to keep passengers in control of their data

The IATA Travel Pass is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2021. In December 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it was developing a new digital health attestation solution that has the potential to reopen international travel and replace mandatory quarantine measures. As more airlines announce trials of the IATA […]

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King Cakes for Mardi Gras, all Yiddish stuff and a travel pass for future savings

Vincenzo Anastagi, 1571-1576, oil on canvas, by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541-1614) Michael bodycomb THE: BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS, BETTER NEWS The Frick Collection in New York is currently undergoing extensive renovations, which means you won’t be able to visit the magnificent artwork of its Golden Age mansion any time soon. (Bad.) However, you’ll soon […]

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UAE carriers launch IATA’s new COVID-19 travel pass

Etihad and Emirates will become the first airlines in the world to test the new International Air Transport Association (IATA) travel pass. This mobile app will help travelers ensure that their pre-trip test and / or vaccination record meets the needs of the destination they are traveling to. Emirates and Etihad will be the launch […]