- Emirates customers traveling from the UAE to the EU can use their IATA Travel Pass for digital proof of travel testing and vaccination
Emirates customers traveling from the United Arab Emirates to EU member countries now have more opportunities to get the most out of their travel with confidence.
The airline has worked closely with the Alhosn National Health System team to enable readability and recognition of customer health credentials with EU verified QR codes, including status COVID-19 vaccine and PCR test results, on the IATA Travel Pass.
Emirates customers simply need to download the IATA Travel Pass, scan the Travel Pass QR code from the Alhosn app and upload the results to the app. Citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates will also be able to download their negative PCR test results and vaccination certificates from anywhere in the country, without the need to visit specific laboratories. This health data is stored in the national cloud in accordance with the highest privacy standards and policies set by the UAE Data Protection Act.
The new enhancements make it easier for Emirates customers to benefit from the IATA Travel Pass and obtain their “Ok to Travel” prior to departure to any EU destination on the airline’s network.
By using the Alhosn app, Emirates customers traveling from the United Arab Emirates to the EU can also reliably demonstrate their COVID-19 health status and be able to enter hospitality and hospitality venues with ease. entertainment, attending events or engaging in other experiences requiring proof of negative test. results or vaccination. This minimizes the use of multiple apps to demonstrate testing and vaccination status in the EU, and also enables safer and more convenient travel for Emirates customers.
Emirates COO Adel Al Redha said: “As part of Emirates’ plan to implement digital travel verification and make the travel process more transparent, we are improving the experience. customer throughout the journey in terms of administration and downloading. test results and proof of vaccination, in partnership with Alhosn. We are always looking for ways to extend the functionality of tools available to our customers, such as the IATA Travel Pass. Allowing the readability of in-app COVID-19 testing and vaccination QR codes for customers traveling within the EU is a major step in building trust and creating greater confidence. Alhosn has gone to great lengths to achieve equivalency for the EU’s COVID digital certificate system, and we thank them for making the UAE one of the few countries to guarantee their testing and testing status. recognition in all EU countries for their citizens and residents. “
The Alhosn National Health System team said, “Our partnership with Emirates is a great demonstration of the importance and reward of building safe, secure and enjoyable technology integrations.
Emirates is building a great model for safe travel during the pandemic, and we are honored to be a part of it. We thank Emirates for making this collaboration a success and we look forward to continuing our collaborations. As a national project, Alhosn is hosted on the National Cloud, and we invite all national projects to join us in doing so.
In July, Emirates integrated Alhosn’s national healthcare system via the national cloud into its registration systems, enabling rapid digital retrieval and verification of COVID-19 medical records, regardless of where customers of the United Arab Emirates have completed their vaccination, or PCR COVID-19 testing. Customers’ COVID-19 health information is handled in a highly secure manner with data privacy protocols and is immediately deleted from Emirates systems once verification is complete.
Emirates was one of the first airlines in the industry to test the IATA Travel Pass and offers the solution to customers serving 50 cities across its network.