DUBAI, 23rd September, 2021 (WAM) — Emirates is the first airline to implement the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health pass to customers across its destinations.

After successful trials in April on selected routes from its Dubai hub, Emirates gradually rolled out the IATA Travel Pass pilot to customers on 12 routes in June and the airline has now signed a contract with IATA to implement the solution. on its global network.

Currently available to Emirates customers traveling from 50 cities, the rollout to over 120 Emirates destinations is expected to be completed by October.

Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer of Emirates, said: “Emirates continues to invest in technology and solutions, such as IATA Travel Pass, so that we can deliver seamless travel and contactless experiences to our customers. while allowing our airport teams to efficiently manage document checks. and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

In turn, Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Safety and Security, said: “Emirates’ implementation of the IATA Travel Pass across its global network solidifies its role as key tool in managing the complex myriad of health clearances required for travel. providing passengers with a one-stop-shop to demystify, manage and process these credentials through a secure automated process, they can arrive at the airport ready to fly using automated processes. for the benefit of travellers, airlines, airports and governments. »

Main features of the IATA Travel Pass; Repository of the latest travel requirements: it allows passengers to find precise information on the travel, test and vaccination requirements for their trip; and test center register: it allows passengers to access certified COVID-19 test centers at their place of departure that meet the requirements of their destination.

It also includes digital documentation: the application allows passengers to digitally manage their travel documentation. From receiving test results and vaccination certificates directly from authorized laboratories and testing centers, to conveniently and securely sharing these documents with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel.

Travelers can now access more than 1,500 COVID-19 testing labs through the IATA Travel Pass app, and that number continues to grow.

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