Air New Zealand will begin testing the IATA Travel Pass in April.
With travel restrictions constantly changing depending on the global epidemiological situation, Air New Zealand wants to streamline the process of checking passengers' health.
Thus, the airline will start testing the digital Travel Pass application developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on its Auckland-Sydney route, in April.
The pilot program will run for three weeks.
The digital director of Air New ZealandJennifer Sepull says the goal is to enable customers to seamlessly manage digital travel documentation during their trip.
"After the reopening of the borders, the trip will look very different, the customers' health data having to be checked at check-in. It is essential to have a digital health certificate that can be used easily and safely by both airlines and passengers. "
The application also takes into account customer privacy policies. There is no central database to store personal information. Nick Careen, IATA's senior vice president, said Air New Zealand's program to use the IATA Travel Pass is an important step in resuming international travel.
The pilot program will run for a period of three weeks, once the application will be officially launched on Android and iOS, in early April. The airline is in talks with government agencies about testing and vaccination validation options.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that will launch the IATA Travel Pass at the end of March. Travel Pass is a digital health application that will manage and verify the flow of information needed for travel.