DUBAI, UAE, 28 September 2021: Emirates is the first airline
to implement the International Air Transport Association’s IATA Travel Pass
Following successful trials in April on select routes from
its Dubai hub, Emirates expanded the IATA Travel Pass pilot to customers on 12
routes in June, and the airline has now signed a contract with IATA to
implement the solution across its global network.
Currently available to customers travelling from 50 cities,
Emirates will complete the roll-out across all 120 plus destinations by October.
operating officer Adel Al Redha, said: “Emirates continues to invest in
technology and solutions, like IATA Travel Pass, so that we can deliver smooth
journeys and contactless experiences for our customers while enabling our
airport teams to handle document checks efficiently and in compliance with
“We are pleased to partner with IATA on the IATA Travel
Pass solution from early pilot trials to full implementation, and we will
continue to work closely with IATA on enhancements to facilitate even more
secure and smoother journeys for travellers.”
IATA senior vice president operations, safety and security,
Nick Careen added: “Emirates’ implementation of IATA Travel Pass
across its global network cements its role as a key tool in managing the
complex myriad of health credentials required for travel. By providing
passengers with a one-stop-shop to demystify, manage and process these
credentials through a secure automated process, they can arrive at the airport
ready-to-fly using automated processes. This will avoid queuing and congestion
for document checks – to the benefit of travellers, airlines, airports and
IATA Travel Pass features
of the latest travel requirements: it enables passengers to find accurate information on travel,
testing, and vaccine requirements for their journey
of testing centres:
it enables passengers to access certified COVID-19 testing centres at their
departure location which meet the requirements of their destination.
the app allows passengers to manage their travel documentation digitally. From
receiving test results and vaccination certificates directly from authorised
labs and test centres, to conveniently and securely sharing these documents
with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel.
Travellers today can access over 1,500 Covid-19 test labs
via the IATA Travel Pass app, and this number continues to grow. EU and UK
citizens can register their vaccine certificate on the app, and work is
underway to enable a broader range of verified digital travel documents to be
linked to, or uploaded to the app.
Travellers can download the app and register themselves by creating their digital identities using their passports. Detailed videos and information on all the features can be found on https://www.emirates.com/lb/english/experience/contactless-journey/