The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that six airlines will implement the agency’s IATA Travel Pass as part of a phased rollout across their networks.
Airlines include Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian, and they will join Emirates as pioneers in implementing the app.
The announcement was made at the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston and follows eleven months of testing by 76 airlines.
The app allows travelers to check their travel requirements, receive test results and scan their vaccination certificates. At present, it accepts certificates from 52 countries and that number will increase to 74 countries by the end of November.
Willie Walsh, Managing Director of IATA, commented:
“After months of testing, IATA Travel Pass is now entering the operational phase. The app has proven to be an effective tool in dealing with 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.
IATA recently upgraded its Travel Pass digital passport application, authorizing the upload of the EU and UK Covid digital vaccination certificates to the pass, and he said the DCC should “serve as a model” for other nations.