Indians Will Soon Get A Global Travel Pass For Seamless Travel Across World: How Will This Work?
Currently, it is in talks with Indian authorities and carriers for using the pass in India.
So far, IATA has over 290 airlines as members, such as Air India, Vistara, IndiGo and SpiceJet.
How Does Implementing IATA Travel Pass Help?
This pass is expected to provide an easier way of air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This app is expected to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.
By doing so, it will make the whole process more convenient and also help in avoiding fraudulent documentation.
Further, he mentioned that “There will be paper-based alternatives for people who do not have mobile phones, albeit less convenient ones. IATA is already managing health requirements through its Timatic solution, so IATA Travel Pass is a natural evolution to support the industry during the pandemic,”.
How Does IATA Travel Pass Work?
As per the reports, the IATA Travel Pass will basically be a mobile app.
The need for this facility arose as a global and standardized solution to validate and authenticate all country regulations regarding COVID-19 passenger travel requirements is much needed.
With the help of this pass, the existing paper processes will be moved to a digital platform and join it with up-to-date information on entry requirements as informed by the IATA Regional Director for Airports and External Relations (Asia Pacific) Vinoop Goel.
IATA Travel Pass Implementation
To start with, the first cross-border pilot project for the pass was announced at the end of 2020.
According to Mr. Goel, the iOS and Android launch is expected to be launched at the end of March 2021 as IATA is working with airlines to bring it to market asap.
Mr. Goel said that the grouping is in talks with Indian authorities and airlines for the pass to be used in India While answering the question of whether IATA is in discussions with Indian carriers for rolling out the pass.