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Singapore to Use IATA’s Covid-19 Travel Pass from May

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass.

The IATA Travel Pass is a personal secure digital wallet solution that can be used by passengers to obtain and store their Covid-19 test results from accredited laboratories.

Starting on May 1, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test results upon check-in with their airline, as well as on-arrival at the immigration checkpoints at Changi Airport. This is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and IATA to facilitate seamless and efficient travel through digital certificates of Covid-19 tests.

“Having the confidence of an aviation leader like Singapore accept IATA Travel Pass is hugely significant. Ongoing trials put us on track for IATA Travel Pass to be a critical tool for the industry’s restart by delivering verified travel health credentials to governments. And travelers can have complete confidence that their personal data is secure and under their own control,” said IATA Director General Willie Walsh.

Photo source: IATA

Photo source: IATA

Following the successful trials by Singapore Airlines, the Singapore health and border control authorities will accept the IATA Travel Pass as a valid form of presentation of Covid-19 pre-departure test results for entry into Singapore. The information presented on the IATA Travel Pass will be in a format that satisfies Singapore’s prevailing Covid-19 pre-departure test requirements for entry into Singapore.

“This latest collaboration with IATA demonstrates our shared commitment to drive the adoption of digital health certificates and restore international air travel. As we look to safely rebuild the Changi air hub, we will continue to explore other solutions that can provide similarly secure and verifiable means of sharing health certificates for safe international travel,” said Kevin Shum, CAAS Director General.

Travelers to Singapore intending to use the IATA Travel Pass should check with the airline they are travelling with for eligibility to use the IATA Travel Pass.

More than 20 airlines have announced trials of the IATA Travel Pass so far.

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