Ethiopian Airlines has announced its partnership with the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to implement the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel more accessible and safer.
The Trusted Travel Pass program ensures that each country’s COVID-19 regulations regarding travel requirements are met with minimal hassle for the traveling public.
Ethiopian Airlines customers will check, with their Travel Pass, whether their medical information complies with the various COVID 19 regulations of their destination. The Travel Pass solution helps validate vaccination tests and certificates and shares vaccination tests or certificates with airlines and authorities to facilitate travel.
This digital solution also avoids fraudulent documentation.
This latest partnership reaffirms Ethiopia’s strong commitment to play an important role in the African pandemic recovery effort.
Commenting on the implementation of the Travel Pass, Mr. Getinet Tadesse, Chief Information Officer at Ethiopian Airlines, said in a press release: “We are providing new digital opportunities for our passengers to fully and safely restore transportation. air. “
“We are delighted to have introduced a digital platform that will be essential in increasing the number of passengers while making air travel safer. “
“The solution is able to meet the travel needs of passengers during the COVID -19 pandemic as it helps them validate their testing and vaccination documents before departure. As a safety-focused airline, we strive to make travel safe and smooth, especially when it comes to implementing COVID 19 prevention strategies. ”
Dr John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director, praising Ethiopia’s pioneering spirit, also underlined how essential such partnerships are in the current context.
“The scale of the challenge presented by Covid-19 demands an unprecedented level of innovation and cooperation, which is why Ethiopian’s laudable decision to join Trusted Travel marks a turning point in the continent’s ongoing fight against this pandemic. “, concluded Dr Nkengasong. .
Over 70+ years of operation, Ethiopian Airlines has grown to become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success.
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