What Is It? When Can I download it?
The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile application under development allowing travelers to store and manage certifications for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.
The information provided through the IATA Travel Pass can be used by governments requiring testing or vaccination proofs as a condition of international travel during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. A critical aspect is the fact that the information supplied is verified. It is a secure means to manage health requirements, much more efficient than paper processes.
With this app, IATA also aims to provide governments with the confidence to reopen borders without imposing quarantines on incoming travelers.
How the IATA Travel Pass works The IATA Travel Pass will help people to travel at ease while meeting any government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines. It will encompass:
Global registry of health requirements – to find accurate information on travel, testing and vaccine requirements for journeys
Global registry of testing/vaccination centers – to identify testing centers and labs at departure location which meet the standards for testing and vaccination requirements of the destination
Lab app – to locate authorized labs and test centers to securely share test and vaccination certificates
Digital passport module - to enable passengers to create a ‘digital passport’, receive test and vaccination certificates and verify that they are sufficient for their itinerary, and share testing or vaccination certificates with airlines and authorities to facilitate travel. This app can also be used by travelers to manage travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout their journey, improving the travel experience.
When will IATA launch IATA Travel Pass? Initial cross border pilots started at the end of 2020. The first full pilot was carried out March 15 on Singapore Airlines London-Singapore route. The iOS launch is slated for the mid-April 2021 and the android launch for end April 2021.
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