August 17, 2021 1:38 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)
The test period for the IATA Travel Pass mobile application (which facilitates travel during the pandemic) is extended until September 20, 2021.
The digital Travel Pass, installed on smartphones and containing all the information on the passenger’s state of health necessary for the flight, simplifies pre-flight formalities. Currently it can be loaded by passengers of the following AZAL and Buta Airways flights:
- AZAL – Baku-Istanbul-Baku (GYD-IST-GYD)
- AZAL – Baku-Moscow-Baku (GYD-DME-GYD)
- Buta Airways – Baku-Istanbul-Baku (GYD-SAW-GYD)
- Buta Airways – Baku-Zhukovsky-Baku (GYD-ZIA-GYD)
The application will be available for all passengers departing from Azerbaijan on the above flights, as well as for Azerbaijani citizens arriving in the country.
Passengers who have provided their digital passport through the IATA Travel Pass app will be served in order of priority at the check-in counters. They will also be able to pass border control via the priority lane (Fast Track) upon arrival at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
As a bonus for using the IATA Travel Pass application, each member of the AZAL Miles program who participates in the test of the application on flights operated by AZAL and Buta Airways will be credited with an additional 250 miles.
In addition, passengers departing from Baku will benefit from a discount on PCR tests at clinics and laboratories that have joined the IATA Travel Pass program.
The IATA Travel Pass app can be downloaded for devices running iOS (version 13.2 and above) and Android (version 6.0 and above) via the following links:
It should be noted that the IATA Travel Pass application is designed in such a way as to allow the protection of personal data against unauthorized access. Personal information is not stored on IATA servers or other cloud services, which minimizes the risk of leakage.
Detailed instructions for using the app and the invitation code are available on the airline’s website: https://www.azal.az/en/information/iata-travel-pass
You will find brief information on how the IATA Travel Pass works in this video: https://youtu.be/M3wZU0rmNUE
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