What is IATA’s Travel Pass?
After the closure in global passenger travel, borders reopened with different set of rules and regulations for passengers in different countries. Governments are required to have accurate information regarding passengers' COVID-19 health status.
To address this, IATA launched the travel pass to provide a global and standardized solution to validate and authenticate COVID-19 passenger regulations set by different countries and their travel requirements.
The IATA Travel Pass will incorporate four open-sourced and interoperable modules which can be combined for an end-to-end solution:
Registry of Health Requirements:
Enables passengers to find information on travel, testing, and vaccine requirements for their journey
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Registry of Testing/ Vaccination Centers:
Enables passengers to find testing centers and labs at their departure and/or arrival location that can conduct COVID-19 tests in accordance with the type of test required for their journey
Enables authorized labs and test centers to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers
Travel Pass App
Enables passengers to (1) create a ‘digital passport’, (2) verify their test/vaccination meets the regulations & (3) shares test or vaccination certificates with authorities to facilitate travel.
Can be used by travelers to manage travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout the travel experience.
With detailed health status information available governments would be confident to allow easier access for passengers traveling in and out.
The main priority is to get people traveling again safely. In the immediate term that means establishing confidence in governments that systematic pre-departure COVID-19 testing can work as a replacement for quarantine requirements. And that will eventually develop into a vaccine program. - IATA
Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Qantas, Gulf Air, Saudia Airlines, and many more are today trialing IATA’s Travel Pass.