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IndiGo To Launch Pilot for IATA Travel Pass In August


New Delhi: In an effort to start the recovery of international travel, IndiGo has partnered with International Air Transport Association, to launch IATA travel pass to assist passengers to securely and conveniently manage their travel in accordance with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing, or keeping updated with latest vaccination information.

The pass will enable IndiGo passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination status to meet the SOPs of the destination. The passengers will be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities as well as airlines to facilitate travel. The app will also enable passengers to manage and save all their travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout the travel experience.

Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We are proud to partner with IATA to become the country’s first airline to take this step towards enabling customers with a travel pass mobile app. 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 digitize 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”.

The platform will allow authorised labs and test centres to securely send the test results or vaccination certificates to passengers

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