Qatar’s national airline will now allow cabin crew from six cities to use the travel pass to check their Covid-19 vaccine status.
Qatar Airways has expanded the rollout of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass.
The national carrier will now allow cabin crew flying out of six cities to use the Travel Pass to check their Covid-19 vaccination status.
Qatar Airways crews from London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Kuwait and Sydney can use the app from July on their return to Doha.
The deployment is expected to expand further to cover more Qatar Airways routes in the coming months.
The new update will facilitate a smoother and faster process when returning to Doha, and also save time of arrival for cabin crew.
As several global airlines test the Travel Pass, Qatar will be the first country to use the app to verify its vaccination rollout.
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“Qatar Airways and the Qatari government are showing leadership in becoming the first to test passenger vaccine credential verification through IATA Travel Pass. Certificates of vaccination or Covid-19 test status will be essential in restoring people’s freedom to travel, ”said IATA Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh.
The current IATA test is only applicable to crews, but the rollout will soon apply to travelers as well.
Physical or digital copies of passenger vaccination certificates may be a thing of the past.
Instead, passengers may be able to check their status on the Travel Pass app beforehand. This will allow passengers to simply remove the app during check-in and prove their vaccination status.
The app will also soon allow passengers to check their travel eligibility, find trusted testing centers, and download a secure copy of their test results.
The IATA Travel Pass remains in the testing phase. However, a full deployment might only be a matter of weeks, which will make travel much easier.
“We are confident in the credibility of the IATA Travel Pass as the most reliable and innovative solution in the industry, given its strong data privacy compliance, long-standing rules of entry engine. date and its ability to provide an end-to-end solution, ”said Akbar Al Baker. , CEO of Qatar Airways Group.
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