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British Airways has started trials of IATA’s Travel Pass
digital health pass on flights from Heathrow to Geneva and Zurich in
The airline’s passengers can download the app, book
a Covid-19 test with an approved provider and the results will be automatically
uploaded into the app by the laboratory. The app checks that the passenger meets
the entry requirements for their destination and will then notify them to let
them know that they are ready to travel.
The airline’s parent company, International
Airlines Group (IAG), has been working closely with IATA to
co-develop the app.
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ chairman and CEO, said
“We are committed to exploring ways to ensure that the customer journey is as
frictionless as possible and sharing our learnings to help the travel industry
take off again.
“We know that digital travel passes are
part of the solution and they will also play a key role in offering those
travelling the reassurance they need before they arrive at the airport. We hope
to be able to offer a customer-friendly digital option for every British
Airways international route that requires proof of government mandated Covid
British Airways is also currently trialling the VeriFly app on routes to the US, France, Ireland, Barbados, Bahamas and Canada, as well
as all inbound international flights.