HANOI, September 7, 2021: Vietnam Airlines is testing the IATA Travel Pass on flights departing from Hanoi with 18 passengers on each flight participating in the pilot project, the Vietnamese News Agency reported.
The International Air Transport Association Travel Pass has been tested by various airlines since May.
The travel pass integrates cutting-edge digital solutions such as contactless air travel, biometric data and online health certificates with Covid-19 test results and proof of vaccination. Simpler, verification digitizes the process and is more passenger-friendly than having to obtain paper certification from the authorities.
With a quick and simple procedure, the pass is expected to facilitate safe and easy travel between countries and reduce one of the main problems for passengers resuming international travel.
After a test on a flight to Europe last week, Vietnam Airlines will continue the pilot project on flights from Hanoi to Seoul on September 12; in London on September 21, then on flights to Tokyo.
If the testing process works without a hitch, the electronic health passport will be presented to the Vietnamese government to consider officially recognizing the Travel Pass to speed up the resumption of international flights.