Qatar Airways' IATA Travel Pass Trial Begins
with Doha - Istanbul Flights
(13 Mar 2021)
Qatar Airways commenced its trial of the IATA Travel
Pass Digital Passport mobile app on Thursday.
the airlines Doha (DOH) to Istanbul route are the first group to
experience the app which is designed to ensure that travellers
have all the required documents for their trip, and can benefit
from the airline's vision for a contactless air travel experience.
With IATA Travel Pass, passengers also receive
up-to-date information on COVID19 health regulations and can
travel with the confidence that their COVID19 test results and/or
proof of having been vaccinated are genuine and accepted in the
country of departure, transit and arrival.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, We have confidence in the credibility of the IATA
Travel Pass as the industrys most reliable and innovative
solution given its strong data privacy compliance, long-standing
entry rules engine and ability to provide an end-to-end solution.
We are proud to be at the forefront of trialling this platform,
being one of the first globally and the first airline in the
Middle East to trial the technology.
With the strictest data privacy regulations, IATA
Travel Pass is a huge step towards proving that ICAOs global
standards for digital passports do work. It will also assist in
laying the foundation for governments across the world to come
together in the development of standardised regulations to reduce
the current patchwork of red tape across the international travel
industry. In partnership with the World Health Organisation, IATA
is also engaged in helping to define a standardised vaccine
certificate that will be necessary for the opening of borders and
scalable increase of global travel
IATA Director General and CEO, Mr. Alexandre de
Juniac, said, Qatar Airways full deployment of IATA Travel Pass
is a significant milestone in restarting global connectivity.
Governments are requiring testing or vaccination certifications to
enable travel and the IATA travel app helps travellers to securely
and conveniently manage and provide their credentials. All
passengers using IATA Travel Pass can be confident that their data
is protected and governments can trust that the OK to travel
means both a genuine credential and a verified identity.
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