(May 31, 2021) Vietnam Airlines has confirmed its intention to try the IATA Travel Pass mobile app.
From June, some passengers will be asked to download the IATA Travel Pass app to their mobile phone, create a digital ID that includes their photo and passport information, and fill in flight details to receive information. on entry conditions at destination.
Prior to departure, selected passengers will need to get tested at eligible clinics based on the IATA registry, then share the test results digitally and confirm flight status with the airline before being at the airport.
No verification will go to any airline or government without the traveller’s permission.
The IATA Travel Pass allows passengers to share their test and vaccination certificates and securely manage their travel in accordance with government requirements. This will be important for governments that are likely to require verified tests or proof of vaccination as a condition of international travel during and after the COVID19 pandemic. The IATA Travel Pass will be more secure and efficient than today’s paper-based processes, as it almost completely eliminates the risk of someone using a fake certificate or test result.
Le Hong Ha, President and CEO of Vietnam Airlines, said, âBeing one of the first airlines in Vietnam to work with IATA as a pioneering partner on the IATA Travel Pass is a big step forward. forward for our passengers and for the industry. We are confident that our strong digital capabilities along with IATA’s vast aviation expertise will bring some success after this trial. A digital health attestation initiative like the IATA Travel Pass is expected to be authorized and widely recognized by governments, creating a solution that can help restart flights to and from Vietnam and around the world. The end goal is to restore passenger confidence in the flight and ensure a smooth and safe travel experience for all. “
In February 2021, Vietnam Airlines and IATA began discussions on the IATA Travel Pass. Currently, Singapore, Panama and Estonia have publicly approved the use of the IATA Travel Pass with around 30 airlines involved in the trials.
Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President for Airport, Passengers, Cargo and Security, said, âWe are proud to welcome Vietnam Airlines as the first carrier in Vietnam to bring IATA Travel Pass available to its passengers. This is an important step in enabling international travel during the pandemic, giving people confidence that they meet all the entry requirements for COVID-19. IATA Travel Pass holds the key to the safe restart of the travel and tourism industry, which contributes significantly to the country’s economy. “
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