Passengers to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to show their health on arrival.
From 1 May 2021, they will be able to show their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with their airline, as well as on-arrival at the immigration checkpoints at Changi Airport.
Singapore Airlines started trialling the app with its passengers flying from Singapore to London Heathrow from 15 to 28 March 2021.
IATA Travel Pass
IATA is global organisation that represents more than 290 airlines, including almost all the majors.
IATA believes that digital health certificates will be a key feature in air travel moving forward. So establishing trusted, secure solutions to verify the health credentials of passengers will be critical in facilitating smooth air travel and safeguarding public health.
The IATA Travel Pass is a personal secure digital wallet solution that can be used by passengers to obtain and store their COVID-19 test results from accredited laboratories.
Following trials by Singapore Airlines, the Singapore health and border control authorities will accept the IATA Travel Pass as a valid form of presentation of COVID-19 pre-departure test results for entry into Singapore. The information presented on the IATA Travel Pass will be in a format that satisfies Singapore’s prevailing COVID-19 pre-departure test requirements for entry into Singapore.
Airlines trialling IATA Travel Pass
A number of airlines have announced trials of the IATA Travel Pass.
- air Baltic
- ANA All Nippon
- Air New Zealand
- British Airways
- Copa Airlines
- Gulf Air
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Thai Airways
- Thai Smile
N.B. Image credit: IATA