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Emirates partners with Alhosn App to ease travel to EU

The initiative allows passengers to use a single app to store documents and prove health status 

Emirates passengers travelling from the UAE to EU member countries can now do so with the help of the AlHosn app.

The airline has been working closely with Alhosn National Health System team to enable the recognition of customers’ health credentials with EU-verified QR codes, including Covid-19 vaccine status and PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass.

To participate, Emirates customers must download the IATA Travel Pass, scan Alhosn App’s Travel Pass QR Code and load the results back to the app.

UAE citizens and residents will also be able to upload their negative PCR test results and vaccination certificates. This health data is stored in the National Cloud with the highest privacy standards and policies set by the UAE Data Protection Law.

The new enhancements make it easier for Emirates customers to benefit from the IATA Travel Pass and get their “Ok to Travel” notification prior to their departure to any EU destination on the airline’s network.

By using the Alhosn App, Emirates customers travelling from the UAE to the EU can also reliably demonstrate their health status, and easily enter hospitality and entertainment venues, attend events or embark on other experiences that require proof of negative test results or vaccination.

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Emirates chief operating officer Adel Al Redha said: “As part of Emirates’ plan to implement digital travel verification and make the travel process more seamless, we’re boosting the customer experience across the full travel journey when it comes to the administration and uploading of test results and proof of vaccination, in partnership with Alhosn.

“We’re always looking at ways to expand the functionality of the tools available to our customers, such as the IATA Travel Pass. Enabling the readability of Covid-19 testing and vaccination QR codes into the app for customers travelling to the EU is a major step to instil confidence and create greater assurance.

“Alhosn has put in tremendous efforts into obtaining equivalency for the EU Digital Covid Certificate system, and we thank them for making the UAE one of the few countries to secure their testing and recognition status across all EU countries for their citizens and residents.”

In July, Emirates integrated the Alhosn National Health System via the National Cloud in its check-in systems, enabling quick digital retrieval and verification of vaccination certificates and PCR tests.

 For more information, visit www.emirates.com

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