Published on: August 20, 2021



What is in news : SpiceJet to start trials of IATA’s travel pass

What is IATA’s travel pass:

  • A mobile app
  • Help passengers manage their travel in line with government requirements for Covid-19 tests or vaccines
  • Will also enable authorised labs and test centres to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers.

What is the need for such a service:

  • As international travel restarts in the aftermath of Covid-19, several jurisdictions are insisting on vaccination certificates, Covid19 RT-PCR tests and other health documents
  • Digital passports like the IATA travel pass have been developed to provide governments with the means to verify the authenticity of tests or vaccinations, airlines with the ability to provide accurate information to their passengers on test requirements and verify that a passenger meets the requirements for travel and travellers with accurate information on test requirements, where they can get tested, and the means to securely convey their travel health credentials to airlines and border authorities.