Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian will implement the IATA Travel Pass as part of a gradual rollout across airline networks.
These six airlines join Emirates Airline as pioneers in implementing the IATA Travel Pass, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in a statement.
IATA Travel Pass is a mobile application that can receive and verify a range of Covid-19 test results and digital vaccine certificates. Currently, vaccination certificates from 52 countries – accounting for the source of 56% of global air travel – can be managed using the app. This figure will rise to 74 countries, representing 85% of global traffic, by the end of November.
Willie Walsh, Managing Director of IATA, said the IATA Travel Pass is now entering the operational phase after months of testing.
“The app has proven to be an effective tool in managing the complex mess of traveler health credentials that governments need. And it’s a big vote of confidence that some of the world’s best-known airline brands will be making it available to their customers in the coming months.
The app offers travelers a safe and secure way to verify their travel requirements, receive Covid-19 test results and scan their vaccine certificates, verify that they meet destination and transit requirements, and to share them effortlessly with health officials and airlines before departure, IATA said.
He added it would avoid queues and congestion for document checks, benefiting travelers, airlines, airports and governments.