Singapore Airlines (SIA) plans to integrate a digital health verification process into its mobile app, after a recent trial of IATA’s Travel Pass for Covid-19 test results and vaccine certificates received positive feedback from its travellers.
According to a CNA report, SIA tested the IATA app – a mobile app that stores and manages a traveller’s verified certifications for Covid-19 tests or vaccines – on passengers travelling from Singapore to London between March 15 and March 28.
SIA’s passengers were the first to test IATA’s Travel Pass. The airline is now studying which other routes the IATA’s Travel Pass app may be expanded to, indicated the CNA report.
SIA also shared that it plans to make use of the IATA Travel Pass framework, and integrate the entire digital health verification process into the SingaporeAir mobile app from mid-2021.
IATA, a global body representing about 290 airlines, plans to launch the travel pass by mid-April on the Apple platform, followed by the Android platform on a later date. More than 20 airlines, including THAI, Air New Zealand, and Japan Airlines are currently testing the travel pass.