«Etihad Airways» begins working with the health passport

Health Passport allows for more ease of travel data management.

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Yesterday, Etihad Airways announced the introduction of the IATA Travel Pass health passport on its flights from Abu Dhabi to North America.

The company stated in a statement that guests traveling on its flights from Abu Dhabi to Chicago, New York, Washington and Toronto can test the "Travel Pass" application, the health passport from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), from yesterday until May 16, noting that the passport Health allows travelers more ease and clarity while managing their data for healthy and safe travel.

She indicated that guests wishing to participate in the pilot test can download the “IATA Travel Pass” application via the “Apple Store” and book an appointment with one of the accredited examination centers (LifeDiagnostics) on Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street, or (BioGenix) laboratories in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

She added that the guest should inform the reception employee of his participation in the IATA Travel Pass test, showing his passport and his mobile phone to ensure that the application is present on it, noting that once the results of the examination appear, the guest will be able to view it through both the IATA Travel Pass application , And the digital screening center platform.

“With the continuous changes in the health requirements for safe travel, (Etihad) believes that the digital health passport is a suitable solution that will help provide travelers with more clarity regarding travel requirements,” said Mohammed Abdullah Al-Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer and Commercial Operations at Etihad Aviation Group. It is easy for them to follow the necessary procedures.

He added that «Etihad’s cooperation with the International Air Transport Association comes with the aim of uniting efforts and working together to simplify the global unified approach to the health passport, so that travel becomes easier and faster, with governments taking decisions regarding the necessary regulations and directives to cross any destination.

The health passport will allow travelers to obtain a "digital passport" through which they receive the results of "Covid-19" tests and ensure their eligibility to proceed on their journey.

Also, the most important thing is that IATA Travel Pass will allow passengers to control their data and facilitate sharing of their test results with airlines and the relevant travel authorities, as well as it will give the traveler greater ease and comfort in managing his data throughout the flight.

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