Etihad Airways expands IATA Travel Pass to 7 cities

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Etihad Airways has expanded IATA Travel Pass on flights between Abu Dhabi and seven cities across its network as it continues to implement digital solutions to simplify the travel experience in the wake of the pandemic.

IATA Travel Pass is available for travelers on all Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, New York and Singapore and offers the convenience of a one-stop platform to manage COVID-19 documentation.

Mohammad Al Bulooki
Mohammad Al Bulooki
COO – Etihad Aviation Group

“The feedback from the IATA Travel Pass trial has been positive, with Etihad’s guests appreciating its ease-of-use and data security. Etihad is pleased to now make IATA Travel Pass available on flights to and from seven major global cities, providing more guests with the option of simplifying their journey and airport experience.”

The IATA Travel Pass was created to provide a one-stop-shop for travelers to keep their COVID-19 documents safely and quickly and generate an ‘OK to Travel’ that airlines can rely on. 

Travelers must first download the IATA Travel Pass app for Android or iOS, which will allow them to add their Etihad Airways travel schedule, view their travel requirements, and securely submit their PCR test results.

The IATA Travel Pass app also allows uploading vaccination certificates, making it easier to travel to places where vaccination is required. Currently, the app could accept European Union (EU) Digital COVID Certificates issued by all 27 EU member states, including Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein, as well as from Singapore and Qatar.

As vaccines become widely available, more travelers will be able to upload their government-issued COVID vaccine certificates to make travel more convenient.

Etihad Airways was one of the first airlines in the world to begin testing the IATA Travel Pass in April 2021, a global, standardized solution for travelers to verify their documents and manage COVID-19 travel rules.

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