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IATA Launches Its International Travel Pass – Aims of Global Connectivity Amid COVID-19

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Passport, a digital solution for travelers to submit vaccination, recovery and testing results to authorities throughout their flights.

“Informing passengers about the tests, vaccinations and other procedures they need before travel, details of where they can be tested and giving them the ability to share their test results and vaccination in a way that is verifiable, secure and protects privacy is key to giving governments the confidence to open borders,” the IATA wrote. International press release.

Moreover, this application will help governments to verify the authenticity of tests or vaccinations and the identity of those who provide their certificates. Airlines will also be able to provide their passengers with accurate information about test requirements and check if they meet travel requirements, reports.

This solution is also intended to assist laboratories in issuing certificates that are recognized locally and internationally and to provide travelers in particular with accurate information about test requirements. They can take the test, vaccination and have a secure application to transmit results and certificates for submission to airlines and other authorities.

In other words, IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that helps travelers save and manage verified COVID-19 related certificates, such as test and vaccination certificates.

In conclusion, this application includes the following four modules:

A health requirements registry that enables passengers to find information about travel, testing and vaccine requirements for their flight, powered by IATA Timmatic. Register screening and immunization centers to help travelers find such centers before or after their arrival so that they can take their tests and continue their journey. The Lab application that authorizes laboratories and other medical facilities to issue test results or vaccination certificates to passengers. Travel PASS application in which the traveler can create a digital passport, check whether the test / vaccination certificate meets the criteria, and share the remaining result or vaccination certificate with the authorities. Passengers can use the document to digitally prove their journey and facilitate the travel experience.

Previously, the association called on governments globally to adapt and implement the EU’s COVID-19 digital certificate – the digital solution that enables Europeans to travel freely across the 27-nation bloc.

“The DCC was delivered in record time to help facilitate EU countries’ reopening of travel. In the absence of a single global standard for digital vaccine certificates, it should serve as a blueprint for other countries looking to implement digital vaccination certificates to help facilitate digital vaccination certificates,” Deputy Director General Conrad Clifford said. Travel and the economic benefits associated with it.

The document is issued to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, who have recovered from the virus, and those who have tested negative for the disease in the last 72 or 48 hours, respectively, for the type of test.

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