• Chidozie Uzoezie

Ethiopian Airlines Set to Trial IATA Travel Pass

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in COVID-19 testing or vaccine verifications and the restart of travel.

As travel restarts, travellers need accurate COVID-19-related information like testing and vaccine requirements which vary among countries.

The IATA Travel Pass initiative helps verify the authenticity of test information presented by travelers which is essential for ensuring the safety of passengers while complying with entry requirements of countries. In future, it will also manage vaccine certificates for travel.

Ethiopian Airlines has gone digital in all of its operations to avoid physical contact and combat the spread of the pandemic and now we embark on this initiative which will allow our passengers to relish unparalleled flight experience.

Ethiopian Airlines customers will enjoy efficient, contactless and safer travel experience with their travel pass digital passport. The new initiative will increase travelers’ confidence in travel, encourages governments to reopen their borders, and expedites industry restart.

The Travel Pass will help create a digital passport, receive test and vaccination certificates and verify that they are sufficient for their route, and share testing or vaccination certificates with airlines and authorities to facilitate travel.

The IATA digital travel app will also avoid fraudulent documentation and make air travel more convenient.

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