Etihad Airways begins working on the health passport from today

Guests traveling on Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, from Abu Dhabi to Chicago, New York, Washington and Toronto, from today until May 16, will be able to test the TravelPass app, the health passport from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which allows Get more ease and clarity while managing their data for healthy and safe travel.

In this regard, Mohamed Abdullah Al-Bulooki, Chief Operating and Commercial Operations Officer at Etihad Aviation Group, said: “With the continuous changes in health requirements for safe travel, Etihad believes that the digital health passport is a suitable solution that will help provide greater clarity for travelers regarding It is related to travel requirements and facilitates them to follow the necessary procedures. Travel destinations. "

Guests wishing to participate in the beta test can download the IATA Travel Pass app via the Apple Store and book an appointment with one of the accredited testing centers - LifeDiagnostics at Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street, or BioGenix Labs in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. At the medical center, the guest should inform the reception staff of his participation in the IATA Travel Pass test and show his passport and mobile phone to ensure that the application is on it. Once the results of the examination appear, the guest will be able to view it through both the IATA Travel Pass app and the Digital Check-up Center platform.

Nick Karen, Senior Vice President for Airport, Passenger, Shipping and Security at the International Air Transport Association, said: “Etihad’s participation in the IATA Travel Pass test will help us boost confidence at the government and passenger level in digital health applications and their ability to safely revive air travel The application will provide travelers with a unified platform to help them comply with various new travel laws and rules as soon as they are issued, and at the governmental level, it will contribute to ensuring that all traveler data is completed and that the documents provided are correct.

The "Iata Travel Pass" health passport will allow Etihad guests to obtain a "digital passport" through which they receive the results of Covid tests and ensure their eligibility to proceed on their journey. Most importantly, IATA Travel Pass will allow travelers to control their data and facilitate sharing of their test results with airlines and relevant travel authorities. It will also give the traveler greater ease and convenience in managing his data throughout the journey.

It should be noted that the guests participating in the pilot project "IATA Travel Pass" will benefit from priority access to the testing laboratories of both Life Diagnostics and Biogenix and to complete their travel procedures at the airport in a faster time as well as receive a free Wi-Fi voucher 90MB to use while they are traveling.

As for the guests who do not wish to participate in the pilot test, they can continue to follow the existing and popular approach to sharing the results of the nasal swab test with the Federation by submitting a printed copy of the result at the check-in counter.

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