Emirates becomes one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital platform for COVID-19 updates and test verification
Dubai, UAE, 19 January 2021 – Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.
IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a 'digital passport' to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination. They will also be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel. The new app will also enable travellers to manage all travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout the travel experience.
Prior to a full roll out, Emirates will implement phase 1 in Dubai for the validation of COVID-19 PCR tests before departure. In this initial phase, expected to begin in April, Emirates customers travelling from Dubai will be able to share their COVID-19 test status directly with the airline even before reaching the airport through the app, which will then auto-populate the details on the check-in system.
Within the IATA Travel Pass app, the integrated registry of travel requirements will also enable passengers to find accurate information on travel and entry requirements for all destinations regardless of where they are travelling from. It will also include a registry of testing and eventually vaccination centres – making it more convenient for passengers to find testing centres and labs at their departure location which meet the standards for testing and vaccination requirements of their destination.
The platform will also enable authorized labs and test centres to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers. The global registry, managed by IATA, will manage and allow the secure flow of necessary information amongst all stakeholders and to provide a seamless passenger experience.
Good Travel Management have partnered with Diamond Air International to offer their customers access to a reliable, and fast, COVID-19 testing service which will help travellers to travel safely and reduce quarantine time when returning to England.
The partnership means Good Travel Management can provide a Home Test Kit through Diamond Air’s Safe Travel solution, meaning the travellers sample will then be analysed by one of the governments approved “test to release” providers and a results certificate emailed to the traveller, in PDF format, to be used before onward travel.
Through Diamond Air International and Good Travel Management, a range of pre-travel testing options can be obtained by clients at a reduced pricing, from the “Home Test” where results can be obtained 48 hours from the time the sample is collected, through to an in-clinic “express test” with a 4-12 hour turnaround time, meaning travellers can maximise safety and wellbeing, whilst continuing to operate their business travel activities.
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