The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents around 290 airlines, have had discussions about Australians vaccinated against Covid-19 using the IATA Travel Pass or digital vaccine passports.
The Australian government has opened talks with international airlines over digital vaccine passports for people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents around 290 airlines, have discussed vaccinating Australians using the IATA Travel Pass, Guardian Australia reported Thursday.
It comes a day after Prime Minister Scott Morrison signaled the idea of a digital vaccination passport.
On Thursday, he said vaccination passport holders could be allowed to be exempted from national travel restrictions.
“This is likely to see more strains appear, more variants, so we have to be exceptionally careful,” Morrison told radio station 3AW. “This is why the borders remain closed, and this is why we are seeking to further liberalize the things that are secure.”
Vinoop Goel, IATA’s Asia-Pacific director for airports, told The Guardian his digital pass was secure and easy.
“Our goal is to try and get the borders to reopen, and that too without a quarantine, because you know that if you are looking at a 14 or 21 day quarantine, that doesn’t work for business travel, nor for leisure travel, ”he said.
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