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Etihad rolls out IATA Travel Pass to seven cities 

Carrier accepts Covid-19 document-validation app on routes including Bangkok, Singapore and New York

Etihad Airways has announced that it will roll out its use of the IATA Travel Pass to flights between Abu Dhabi and seven destinations across its network following successful trials.

The IATA Travel Pass can now be used by passengers on all Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, New York and Singapore, and offers the convenience of a one-stop platform for managing Covid-19 documentation.

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Nick Careen, IATA’s senior vice-president for operations, safety and security, said: “Etihad’s decision to expand IATA Travel Pass based on positive customer feedback is a strong endorsement of the solution.

“IATA Travel Pass was designed to provide a one-stop-shop solution for travellers to safely and efficiently manage their Covid-19 documentation and generate an ‘OK to travel’ that airlines can trust. It’s great to see the app in use facilitating the restart of international travel.”

Etihad Airways was one of the first airlines to begin testing the IATA Travel Pass in April 2021. To access the IATA Travel Pass, passengers need to download the app to their Android or iOS smartphone. They can then add their Etihad Airways travel itinerary, view their travel requirements and securely share their PCR test results.

The IATA Travel Pass app also includes functionality to upload vaccination certificates, for ease of travel to destinations where vaccination is a requirement. Currently, the app is able to accept EU Digital Covid Certificates issued by all 27 member states of the European Union plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein, as well as vaccine certificates from Singapore and Qatar.

Etihad Airways is continuing to work closely with IATA to progressively roll out the digital travel pass to more cities across its network.

For more information, visit www.etihad.com

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