Friends travelling with Etihad Airways earlier than Might thirty first might be among the many first to trial the IATA Journey Go app to handle their journey well being credentials.
The brand new expertise might be tried on routes from Abu Dhabi to Chicago, New York, Washington and Toronto.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, chief working officer at Etihad Aviation Group, stated: “With the dynamically altering well being necessities for journey, Etihad believes {that a} digital well being passport answer will present extra readability and ease for travellers.
“Etihad has partnered with IATA in order that collectively, a globally unified method to a journey cross might be simplified to make journey simpler as soon as governments resolve what rules are required to cross borders in both route.”
Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airways are among the many different carriers trialling the app.
To take part within the trial, company merely obtain the IATA Journey Go app from the Apple App Retailer and e book an appointment with Life Diagnostics at Sultan Bin Zayed the First Road or BioGenix Labs at Masdar Metropolis. On the clinic, company inform reception they’re taking part within the IATA Journey Go trial and must be prepared to indicate their passport and cell gadget with the IATA Journey Go app downloaded.
As soon as the take a look at result’s prepared, travellers will be capable to view it on each the IATA Journey Go app and thru the testing clinic’s personal digital platform.
“Etihad Airways trial of IATA Journey Go will assist construct confidence amongst governments and travellers that digital well being apps can safely, securely and conveniently assist restart aviation.
“The app offers travellers a one-stop-shop to assist them adjust to the brand new guidelines for journey, and for governments full assurance within the id of the passenger and the authenticity of the journey credentials being offered,” stated Nick Careen, IATA senior vp for airport, passenger, cargo and safety.
The IATA Journey Go will allow Etihad’s company to create a ‘digital passport’ to obtain Covid take a look at outcomes and confirm they’re eligible to undertake their journey.

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