The IATA Travel Pass will help passengers manage their travel health credentials in line with the prevailing government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccination. — Photo courtesy of Vietjet
HCM CITY — Vietjet will participate in trialling the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass, a mobile app to manage digital health credentials in order to bring the best experiences to customers.
The IATA Travel Pass will help passengers manage their travel health credentials in line with the prevailing government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccination.
It consists of four modules – a global registry of health requirements, a global registry of testing centres, a lab app to securely share test and vaccination certificates with passengers, and a contactless travel app that enables passengers to create a digital passport and manage their travel documentation digitally.
At all times, travellers remain in control of their data with their privacy protected as the IATA Travel Pass does not store any data centrally.
“Vietjet is one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass. Vietjet strongly believes that with IATA Travel Pass, our passengers will get the best experience on their upcoming travels,” said Vietjet Managing Director Đinh Việt Phương.
“We look forward to working with Vietjet to trial IATA Travel Pass and demonstrate that digital health apps can securely, conveniently and efficiently help manage passenger travel health credentials. This is a positive step forward towards restarting international aviation,” said Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President Airport, Passenger, Cargo, Security.
The IATA Travel Pass team has been working closely with Vietjet – an IATA member, and the relevant Vietnamese authorities, as well as with other IATA members and governments to ensure the product could support and facilitate safe international travel.
Before making a flight, passengers download the IATA Travel Pass application, fill in information, and take a COVID-19 test at designated facilities. They will receive an “OK to Travel” if their travel health credentials meet the destination’s requirements. — VNS