ABU DHABI, UAE, 3 August 2021: Following successful trials,
Etihad Airways has expanded IATA Travel Pass on flights between Abu Dhabi and
seven destinations across its network.

IATA Travel Pass is available for passengers 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 for
managing COVID-19 documentation.

Etihad Aviation Group chief operating Officer Mohammad Al
Bulooki  said: “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.”

IATA’s senior vice president for operations, safety and
security, Nick Careen added: “Etihad’s decision to expand IATA Travel Pass
based on positive customer feedback is a strong endorsement of the solution.
IATA Travel pass was designed to provide a one-stop-shop solution for
travellers to safely and efficiently manage their Covid-19 documentation and
generate an ‘OK to Travel’ which airlines can trust. It’s great to see the app
in use facilitating the restart of international travel.”

Etihad Airways was one of the first airlines globally to
begin testing IATA Travel Pass in April 2021 in support of a global,
standardised solution for travellers to validate their documents and navigate
COVID-19 travel requirements.

To access the IATA Travel Pass, guests need to download the
IATA Travel Pass app for Android or iOS, where they can add their Etihad
Airways travel itinerary, view their travel requirements and securely share
their PCR test results.

The IATA Travel Pass app also includes functionality to
upload vaccination certificates, opening up opportunities for travel where
vaccination is a requirement. Currently, the app is able to accept EU Digital
Covid Certificates issued by all 27 member states of the European Union plus Switzerland,
Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein as well as vaccine certificates from
Singapore and Qatar. As vaccines continue to roll out globally, more and more
travellers around the world will be able to upload their government-issued
Covid vaccine certificates to facilitate seamless travel.