An IATA Travel Pass app is expected to go live sometime within the next couple of weeks, enabling travelers to prove to airlines that they have received COVID-19 vaccinations and/or tested negative for the infection.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for airlines, representing almost 300 of them …
Most countries and airlines already require proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to permit travel, and it’s expected that this will extend to evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to facilitate a return to pre-pandemic travel levels.
The app is designed to allow you to import test results from government-recognized laboratories, alongside official government vaccination certificates. That means airlines and border officials will only have to check a single app, with the data presented in a single format, instead of the many different apps provided by different countries.
IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that helps travelers to store and manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests or vaccines. It is more secure and efficient than current paper processes used to manage health requirements (the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, for example). This is important given the potentially enormous scale of testing or vaccine verifications that will need to be securely managed.