New Covid-Free App Could Kick-Start Air Travel Recovery

IATA has developed a new app aimed to kick-start air travel recovery

The International Air Transport Association says it is in the advanced development phase of its ‘Travel Pass’ app which would provide proof of a passenger’s Covid-free status.

The new app would display test results as well as proof of a Covid vaccination, and would link to a digitised copy of their passport to prove their identity.

British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) will roll out a pilot program later this year.

A spokesperson for IATA said: “Our main priority is to get people traveling again safely. In the immediate term that means giving governments confidence that systematic Covid-19 testing can work as a replacement for quarantine requirements, and that will eventually develop into a vaccine program. The IATA Travel Pass is a solution for both.”