The pass was successfully tested by Singapore Airlines. Over 20 carriers, including Emirates, Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines, are also testing the pass.
“The success of our joint efforts will make IATA’s partnership with the government of Singapore a model for
to follow,” IATA director general Willie Walsh said in a statement.
cases this year, has been a leader in developing and using technology during the pandemic and wants to be among the first countries to reopen to host
Airlines are hoping more nations will approve digital passes to allow travel to resume faster and avoid complications and delays at airports where multiple checks on documents are required.
Currently, travellers from most countries are required to take pre-departure Covid-19 swab tests within 72 hours of their flights in order to travel to Singapore, with results presented at airport check-in and on arrival
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