Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
More and more countries are experimenting with opening their foreign travel gates. Even though many people in the world have been vaccinated, entry requirements will be stricter, in order to prevent transmission of the new variant of COVID-19.
One of the new requirements to enter a country that is currently being discussed is IATA Travel Pass.
In simple terms, the IATA Travel Pass is a mobile phone application with the function of storing additional travel requirements documents besides passports, visas and airplane tickets.
This application is a collaboration between the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with local governments and airlines.
In the application, passengers can upload data from medical tests to vaccinations and find information about travel requirements to a place and location for medical tests there.
Currently, there are about 20 airlines that are testing the IATA Travel Pass as a flight and landing condition for passengers.
The launch of the IATA Travel Pass application on iOS is scheduled for mid-April 2021 and launch on android at the end of April 2021.
Currently, IATA is also discussing the possibility of an IATA Travel Pass in paper for prospective passengers who do not have a cell phone.
Citing an official statement on Wednesday (7/4), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass.
From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore are required to use an IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results during check-in with their airlines, as well as upon arrival at immigration checkpoints at Changi International Airport.
This is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and IATA.
So if you are going to Singapore in the near future, look for more information about the IATA Travel Pass to the airline used.
The following is a complete list of airlines currently testing the IATA Travel Pass as quoted from the IATA official website as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021:
List of Airline Trials for IATA Travel Pass
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