Emirates has rolled out use of the IATA Travel Pass to customers flying between Dubai and 10 cities, including London.
The carrier, one of the first to trial Iata’s Covid certification, plans to extend its use to all routes across its network “in the coming weeks”.
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer said: “Over the past months, we have really accelerated our biometric, contactless and digital travel verification projects to provide our customers with even greater convenience and assurance when they fly with Emirates.
“From our biometrics path at Dubai International to initiatives like the Iata Travel Pass and integrations with the health authority databases, these projects deliver multiple benefits from better customer experiences to the reduced use of paper, and improved efficiency and reliability in travel document checks. We are grateful for the support from the authorities and our industry partners in the successful deployment of these projects which strengthen Emirates and Dubai’s world-leading aviation capabilities.”
In addition to those on Dubai-Heathrow route, Emirates customers flying between Dubai and Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, New York JFK, Moscow, Frankfurt, Paris Charles De Gaulle, and Amsterdam can now use the Iata Travel Pass.
It offers access to the location of PCR test labs, and allows users to manage their Covid-19 travel documentation such as vaccination and test results. Passengers on these flights will receive an SMS and email with the activation code and instructions on downloading the IATA Travel Pass app, which is available on both iOS and Android.
From July, Emirates will also integrate the Alhosn app, the official UAE app for Covid-19 related contact tracing and health documentation, with its check-in systems.