Updated on : Thứ Hai, 31/05/2021 - 2:08 CH
Viet Nam Airlines Pilots IATA Travel Pass

VGP – The national flag carrier Viet Nam Airlines has reached an agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on a trial digital health passport project from May 31.

The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that allows travellers to store and manage certifications for COVID-19 tests or vaccines. The app has been available in iOS and Android stores.

The information provided through the IATA Travel Pass can be used by governments requiring testing or vaccination proof as a condition of international travel during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. A critical aspect is the fact that the information supplied is verified. It is a secure means to manage health requirements and much more efficient than paper processes.

The IATA Travel Pass digital processes are adopted to manage travel health credentials (COVID19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other COVID19 measures.

IATA and Viet Nam Airlines will kick off the trial period from next month. Some passengers will be selected to download IATA Travel Pas on their mobiles.

The IATA Travel Pass has received positive feedback from governments in more than 70 countries and is being piloted by more than 20 airlines worldwide, including five-star airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.

The app is forecast to become a global trend, helping countries be more confident in easing travel restrictions and thus rebounding their aviation industries as soon as possible.

Apart from piloting the “COVID-19 vaccine passport”, Viet Nam Airlines continues to ensure that international flights are carried out in line with the COVID-19 prevention and control standards at the fourth level – the highest level in its disease safety system./.

By Kim Anh

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