PARIS, 25 June 2021: Air France is trialling the IATA Travel
Pass for outbound flights at Canada’s Montréal-Trudeau airport until 15 July as
part of global trials of the International Air Transport Association’s IATA
Travel Pass mobile application.
A variety of airlines worldwide are participating in the
test of the mobile app. Once fully introduced, it will ease travellers concerns
over Covid-19 measures and certification requirements.
Travel Pass features
Passengers can check up on the latest COVID-19 related entry
requirements for their country of destination.
The results of the Covid-19 test performed at partner
laboratories are sent directly to the app.
It securely stores these documents in the app so they can
demonstrate to airlines and authorities that passengers meet the relevant entry
requirements without having to divulge further information about personal
In the Air France trial out of Canada, testing is carried
out at the Biron Health Group’s onsite facilities at the Montréal-Trudeau
International Airport. Eligible passengers will receive a notification a few
days before departing for Paris. Testing is possible on the day of departure
for travellers ages 11 and up who have not been vaccinated or have only
received their first dose, as they are required to present proof of a negative
PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours of their departure to enter
This summer, Air France will operate 17 weekly flights from
Montréal-Trudeau to Paris-Charles-de Gaulle.
“So we may improve our customers’ experience, our team
is delighted to be trialling this digital solution that enables passengers to
safely store their Covid-19 test results and thus streamline their time at the
airport,” declared Air France KLM Canada vice-president and general manager
(Source: Air France)