Emirates will become the first airline in the world to test the IATA Travel Pass.
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Emirates, in partnership with IATA, will become the first airline in the world to test the IATA Travel Pass - a digital health permit that will support the safe reopening of borders, in accordance with all imposed travel restrictions, as well as testing information or vaccine.
IATA Travel Pass is a digital health permit that will facilitate the travel process.
IATA Travel Pass, a digital health permit that will facilitate travel and manage and verify the flow of necessary information that must reach all parties involved:
- governments - to verify the authenticity of the tests and the identity of those presenting the test certificates.
- Airlines - to provide accurate information to their passengers on the test requirements and to verify that a passenger meets the travel requirements.
- Laboratories - to issue digital certificates to passengers
- passengers - to provide accurate information on test requirements, where they can be tested or vaccinated, but also to pass on the information obtained to airlines and border authorities.
The first phase of testing will begin in April.
Before the full launch, Emirates will implement phase 1 in Dubai to validate COVID-19 PCR tests before take-off. In this initial phase, which will begin in April, Emirates customers traveling from Dubai will be able to send the COVID-19 test result directly to the airline just before arriving at the airport - via the app. The result will be automatically entered into the system, thus facilitating the verification and boarding process.