Qatar Airways is expanding use of IATA;’s Travel Pass as the first airline to offer vaccine authentication within the app.
So far the IATA Travel Pass has been limited to Covid test results authentication.
The trial will be rolled out in phases from July, beginning initially with cabin crew returning to Doha travelling from Kuwait, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Sydney.
Cabin crew will be able to upload their Qatar issued Covid-19 vaccination credentials along with their Covid-19 test results to the IATA Travel Pass Mobile App and verify they are eligible to travel.
On arrival in Doha, they will then be able to securely share their vaccination certificate and proceed through immigration at the airport.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is proud to lead the way by becoming the first airline to trial Covid-19 vaccine authentication through the IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App.”
“Through trialling and supporting the development of new technologies, we aim to provide travellers with a tool that will support them to seamlessly travel across borders with greater confidence.”