Singapore Airlines is the first airline to successfully trial the IATA Travel Pass app.
The airline is trialling the app with its passengers flying from Singapore to London Heathrow from 15 to 28 March 2021.
The app enables passengers to ‘create a digital passport’ to verify their test/vaccination, meets the regulations of the country they are flying to, and shares test or vaccination certificates with authorities to facilitate travel.
IATA, the main airline industry trade organisation, has a main priority is to get people traveling again as that is how its airline members pays its fees. So it is working hard to get this app accepted
Singapore Airlines is the first to trial IATA Travel Pass. More airlines are to trial the app in the coming weeks.
Airlines trialling IATA Travel Pass
- Air New Zealand
- ANA All Nippon
- Copa Airlines
- Gulf Air
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Thai Airways
- Thai Smile
Digital Health Apps
Passengers will probably need to prove they have had a vaccine or at least a recent positive test before entering many countries.
A lot of work is going on to provide passengers a way to provide this information. There are a number of number of digital apps. Some in use, some in trial, some in development.
The IATA Travel Pass is one of the leading apps.
The other main ones so far are:
- Check & Fly
- Clear Health Pass
- IATA Travel Pass
- IBM Digital Health Pass
- SITA Health Protect
N.B. Image credit: IATA