The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a self-registration portal to make it easier for COVID-19 testing labs to join the IATA Travel Pass Lab network.
The IATA Lab Network provides a list of eligible lab locations around the world so travelers can easily find a location for a COVID-19 test before traveling. The newly launched portal provides a one-stop-shop for laboratories to self-register in order to be included in the network.
Laboratories wishing to join the IATA laboratory network must confirm that they meet the eligibility criteria and register through the new self-registration portal. Before they are included in the IATA Travel Pass, IATA will validate the information and contact the laboratories directly to finalize their registration. The IATA Lab Network is free for laboratories.
“COVID-19 testing will be critical to a prolonged resumption of international travel for the foreseeable future. One of the goals of the IATA Travel Pass is to make it as easy as possible for travelers to find eligible labs that meet the specific requirements of their trips. The IATA Travel Pass already has a large network of labs that is growing rapidly as more and more airlines use the IATA Travel Pass. The IATA Lab Network Self-Registration Portal will make it easier for more labs to join so we are ready to reliably meet government demands as more people return to the skies Said Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President for Operations, Safety and Security.
Once the labs join the IATA Travel Pass Lab network, passengers will be able to use the lab for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and securely upload test results to IATA Travel Pass. This information is then verified against the IATA Timatic Global Register of National Health and Entry Requirements, to produce an “OK to Travel” status.
The IATA Travel Pass Lab network is a key part of IATA Travel Pass, a mobile app that helps travelers store and manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 testing or vaccinations. Over 70 airlines are already testing or have committed to testing the IATA Travel Pass.
Clinics, hospitals, laboratories and testing centers that can perform the following activities related to COVID-19 testing are eligible for the IATA Lab network:
- Sample collection site: A place where a traveler can go to leave a biological sample that can be tested for COVID-19 depending on the type of testing required to travel to a specific destination.
- Analytical laboratory or laboratory: A facility that can analyze samples taken at the sample collection center to determine whether the traveler is positive for COVID-19 or not.
- Issuing site: laboratory, clinic, or administrative location that can issue a digital COVID-19 certificate based on test results.
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