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Singapore Airlines has successfully implemented the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass mobile app pilot on its flight to London, UK.
The implementation follows the first full deployment of the platform with the operator earlier this month.
As part of the trial, Singapore Airlines offered passengers traveling from Singapore to London the opportunity to participate in the pilot between March 15 and March 28.
The first traveler using the IATA Travel Pass app arrived at London Heathrow Airport on March 17.
The travel pass is designed for digital health verification and stores information about passengers’ health, including whether they have had virus tests or vaccines.
Travelers can use the pass to create a secure digital version of their passport on their mobile phone, enter flight details for travel restrictions and requirements, and receive verified test results and a confirmation required to travel.
Alexandre de Juniac, Managing Director and CEO of IATA, said: “The successful implementation of the IATA Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers demonstrates that technology can help travelers and governments alike. secure, convenient and efficient at managing traveler’s health information.
“The importance of this for restarting international aviation cannot be overstated. It offers travelers a one-stop-shop to help them comply with the new travel rules. And it’s a way specially designed for airlines. airlines to manage new travel requirements without getting bogged down in inefficient and inefficient paper-based processes. ”
Last month, IATA partnered with the government of the Republic of Panama and Copa Airlines to test the IATA Travel Pass.