After successful trials, Etihad Airways has extended the IATA digital health passport on flights between Abu Dhabi and seven destinations in its network.
The IATA Travel Pass 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 documentation. -19.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, COO of Etihad Aviation Group, said: “The feedback from the IATA Travel Pass has been positive, with Etihad guests appreciating its ease of use and data security. Etihad is delighted to now offer the IATA Travel Pass on flights to and from seven major cities around the world, giving more customers the ability to simplify their travel and experience at the airport. “
Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President for Operations, Safety and Security, said: “Etihad’s decision to expand the IATA Travel Pass based on positive customer feedback is a strong endorsement. of the solution. The IATA Travel Pass was designed to provide a one-stop-shop solution for travelers to safely and efficiently manage their COVID-19 documentation and generate an “OK to Travel” that airlines can trust. It’s great to see the app in use making it easier to restart international travel.
Etihad 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, standardized solution for travelers to validate their documents and navigate travel requirements. COVID-19 trip.
To access the IATA Travel Pass, passengers 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 IATA Travel Pass 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 Covid digital certificates issued by the 27 European Union member states plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein, as well as vaccine certificates. from Singapore and Qatar. As vaccines continue to roll out around the world, more travelers around the world will be able to download their government-issued COVID-19 vaccine certificates to facilitate smooth travel.
The airline continues to work closely with IATA to gradually roll out the digital travel pass to more cities on its route network.