The International Air Transport Association announced that the Digital Travel Card system will be available worldwide in March.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that a new era will begin in air transport worldwide. The digital travel card application will be launched very soon.
With the digital travel card, countries will be able to see the Covid-19 test and vaccine information of passengers. The mobile application called IATA Travel Pass will be published free of charge on iOS and Android markets. Trials of the application started in Singapore. It will be available in a few weeks.
IATA’s travel card application will be just like the HES code system in our country. Risky passengers will not be allowed to board the plane. It is stated that the system developed in a modular structure will be compatible with local solutions such as HES code.
Different criteria are applied in each country for international travel. Some countries change these criteria frequently. This situation causes confusion in the passengers. Thanks to IATA’s travel card application, passengers will be able to easily check whether they meet the necessary conditions to enter the country they want to travel to.
Singapore Airlines became the first airline to begin digital travel card trials. Trials have begun on Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand and several other airlines. IATA Airports and Foreign Relations Regional Manager Vinoop Goel announced that all functions of the application will be actively available within the next few weeks.