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IATA Director General Says IATA Expects Its Digital Travel Pass To Go Live In Coming Weeks

Published on Jun 14 2021 10:05 AM in Technology tagged: Trending Posts / IATA / International Air Transport Association

IATA Director General Says IATA Expects Its Digital Travel Pass To Go Live In Coming Weeks

The head of global airline body the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that the association expects its digital travel pass for COVID-19 test results and vaccine certifications to go live in the coming weeks following a testing phase.

Modified

The mobile application, which has been tested by some airlines, was originally designed to facilitate passenger screening at the airport check-in and aircraft boarding stages.

However, IATA says it has since modified the app for when passengers are also checked by immigration officers on arrival.

IATA Director General Statements

"[The] feedback [has] been very positive. We expect to go live out of the testing mode in the next couple of weeks," IATA director general Willie Walsh told reporters during an online media briefing.

Approximately 60,000 people have been registered to test the system, he said.

News by Reuters, edited by Hospitality Ireland. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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