Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways joins IATA Travel Pass

The mobile app helps travellers to store and manage their verified certifications for Covid-19 tests or vaccines

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has confirmed that the airline will begin testing the IATA Travel Pass, becoming the first low-cost carrier in the region to join the programme.

IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that helps travellers to store and manage their verified certifications for Covid-19 tests and vaccinations. The app facilitates the authentication of tests and vaccinations and the identity of those presenting the certificates. It also enables airlines to provide accurate information to their passengers on test requirements and verify that a passenger meets the requirements for travel.

 IATA Travel Pass has been trialled by airlines including Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic. 

IATA Travel Pass is expected to be adopted as the gold standard around the world to enable the free and safe movement of travellers. The app will allow travellers to store their passport information, Covid vaccinations and negative test results in one place to prove that they meet travel requirements. 

According to Jazeera, the Travel Pass will be integrated into its official app to make the system more convenient for passengers. CEO Rohit Ramachandran said: “We’re pleased to be working with IATA on this significant technological development for international air travel. It’s important for Kuwait that we are part of this global solution to enable citizens and residents to travel safely.”

IATA regional VP, Africa and the Middle East, Kamil Al Awadhi said: “Travel Pass has been successfully tested with a number of airlines and Jazeera will be the first low-cost airline in the region to join the development and roll-out. We will support them in every way we can to implement it quickly for the airline and its passengers.”

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