to trial IATA’s Travel Pass digital health app on its Zurich-London Heathrow
route from 22 April.
IATA’s Travel Pass app enables travellers to check up
on the latest coronavirus-related entry provisions for their country of
destination and to hold their Covid test results within the app for sharing
with airlines, airports and border authorities.
Swiss CEO Dieter Vranckx said, “Digital health documents
like the IATA Travel Pass are making an invaluable contribution to reconciling
the demand for mobility with the need for health protection, to make it easier
for our customers to plan their journeys with confidence and to restore the
trust in travel as a whole.
“We still consider it essential that consistent,
unified and mobility-promoting parameters are established and maintained, along
with internationally recognised and standardised processes to deliver digital
test and vaccination certifications. This is the only way to ensure that
Switzerland can retain the international links that are so vital to the country
in economic terms.”
In addition to the IATA Travel Pass, Swiss is also
evaluating the use of other digital solutions such as the EU Green Pass and CommonPass.
Singapore recently announced it would allow IATA Travel Pass users to pass through immigration and for check-in at Changi airport.