The EU Covid Digital Certificate (DCC) and UK NHS Covid Pass are now officially recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
They can now be uploaded to IATA Travel Pass as verified proof of travel vaccination.
Travelers with an EU DCC or UK NHS Covid Pass can now access accurate Covid-19 travel information for their trip, create an electronic version of their passport and import their vaccination certificate all in one place.
This information can be shared with airlines and border control authorities.
“Covid-19 vaccination certificates are becoming a general requirement for international travel. Managing European and UK certificates through the IATA Travel Pass is an important step forward, providing more convenience for travelers, ”said Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President for Safety and Security of Operations. .
Harmonizing digital vaccine standards is key to supporting the safe and scalable restart of aviation and avoiding unnecessary queues at airports, according to IATA.
Additionally, IATA urges the World Health Organization (WHO) to review its work to develop a digital global vaccine standard.
“The lack of a global standard makes it much more difficult for airlines, border authorities and governments to recognize and verify a traveler’s digital vaccination certificate. slow process that is hampering the restart of international travel, ”said Careen.