Currently available to Emirates customers travelling from 50 cities, the roll-out across all 120+ Emirates destinations is expected to be completed by October 2021.
Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President Operations, Safety and Security said: “Emirates’ implementation of IATA Travel Pass across its global network cements its role as a key tool in managing the complex myriad of health credentials required for travel. By providing passengers with a one-stop-shop to demystify, manage, and process these credentials through a secure automated process, they can arrive at the airport ready-to-fly using automated processes. This will avoid queuing and congestion for document checks to the benefit of travelers, airlines, airports, and governments.”
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “Emirates continues to invest in technology and solutions, like IATA Travel Pass, so that we can deliver smooth journeys and contactless experiences for our customers while enabling our airport teams to handle document checks efficiently and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
He added: “We are pleased to partner with IATA on the IATA Travel Pass solution from early pilot trials to full implementation and we will continue to work closely with IATA on enhancements to facilitate even more secure and smoother journeys for travelers.”
Key features of the IATA Travel Pass
- Repository of the latest travel requirements: it enables passengers to find accurate information on travel, testing, and vaccine requirements for their journey
- Registry of testing centers: it enables passengers to access certified COVID-19 testing centers at their departure location that meet the requirements of their destination.
- Digital documentation: the app allows passengers to manage their travel documentation digitally. From receiving test results and vaccination certificates directly from authorized labs and test centers, to conveniently and securely sharing these documents with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel.