Emirates is the first airline to implement the International Air Transport Association’s IATA Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health pass to passengers at all of its destinations.
The airline said following successful testing in April on some routes from its Dubai hub, it gradually extended the IATA Travel Pass pilot to customers on 12 routes in June and the airline has now signed a contract. with IATA to implement the solution on its global network. network.
Currently available to Emirates customers traveling to 50 cities, rollout to the 120+ Emirates destinations is expected to be completed by October.
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Emirates COO Adel Al Redha said: “Emirates continues to invest in technology and solutions, like IATA Travel Pass, so that we can deliver seamless travel and contactless experiences to our customers. while allowing our airport teams to manage document controls in an efficient and compliant manner. with regulatory requirements.
“We are delighted to partner with IATA on the IATA Travel Pass solution, from initial pilot testing to full implementation, and we will continue to work closely with IATA on improvements to make travel easier. safer and smoother for travelers. “
Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President, Operations, Safety and Security, said: “Emirates’ implementation of the IATA Travel Pass across its global network reinforces its role as a key tool in managing travel. myriad complex of health certificates required to travel.
“By providing passengers with a one-stop-shop to demystify, manage and process these credentials through a secure automated process, they can arrive at the airport ready to fly using automated processes. This will avoid queues and congestion for document checks – to the benefit of travelers, airlines, airports and governments. “
The main features of the IATA Travel Pass are:
- Repository of the latest travel requirements: it allows passengers to find precise information on travel needs, tests and vaccines for their trip
- Test Center Register: This allows passengers to access COVID-19 certified test centers at their place of departure that meet the requirements of their destination.
- Digital documentation: the application allows passengers to digitally manage their travel documents. From receiving test results and vaccination certificates directly from laboratories and authorized testing centers to convenient and secure sharing of these documents with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel.
Travelers can access more than 1,500 COVID-19 testing labs through the IATA Travel Pass app, and that number continues to grow.
EU and UK citizens can register their vaccination certificates on the app, and work is underway to allow a wider range of verified digital travel documents to be linked or uploaded to the application.
Travelers can download the app and register by creating their digital identity using their passport.
Detailed videos and information on all features can be found here.