Last Updated: 04th August 2021

Indian Budget carrier IndiGo announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become the first airline in the country to launch a pilot project for digital passport called Travel Pass.

The IATA Travel Pass will be a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.

More than 45 airlines across the world, including Singapore Airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Etihad have already joined hands with IATA for trials.

The pilot programme in India will start on August 20.

With the IATA travel pass the passengers will be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities as well as airlines to facilitate travel. The Pass will also enable authorised labs and test centres to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers.

IndiGo CEO, Ronojoy Dutta said “This initiative is a significant step to prepare for a new normal, especially with regards to international travel. Today, most countries have implemented protocols for travellers across the globe and this IATA Travel Pass will simplify and digitise the requisite passenger information for respective countries. We are certain that our collaboration with IATA on this innovation will prove to be a stepping-stone towards international air travel recovery, while providing a hassle-free experience to our customers,”.

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