Dubai: Etihad airways announced on Wednesday that it has extended its IATA Travel Pass to flights between Abu Dhabi and seven destinations on its network.
The Travel Pass initiative allows passengers to have a digital passport verified with all of their pre-travel tests or vaccination details to meet the requirements of the final destination. They are also able to share test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate processing at airports.
It is available to customers on all Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, New York and Singapore and offers the “convenience of a single platform for managing COVID-19 documentation. “the airline said.
“The feedback from the IATA Travel Pass has been positive, with Etihad guests appreciating its ease of use and data security,” said Mohammad Al Bulooki, COO of Etihad Aviation Group.
Etihad airways, along with Emirates airline and Qatar Airways, was one of the first airlines in the world to start testing the IATA Travel Pass in April 2021 in support of a comprehensive and standardized solution allowing travelers to validate their documents and navigate COVID-19 travel requirements.
“Etihad’s decision to expand the IATA Travel Pass based on positive customer feedback is a strong endorsement of the solution,” said Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President for Operations, Security and security.
How it works?
To access the IATA Travel Pass, customers must download the IATA Travel Pass app for Android or iOS, where they can add their Etihad Airways travel itinerary, view their travel requirements, and securely share their test results. PCR.
The app also includes functionality to download vaccination certificates, thus opening up travel opportunities where vaccination is a requirement. Currently, the app is able to accept EU digital COVID certificates issued by the 27 member states of the European Union plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein, as well as vaccine certificates. from Singapore and Qatar.
Etihad said it continues to work closely with IATA to gradually roll out the digital pass to more cities on its route network.