Air travel: a mobile application to validate your PCR test soon to be tested


The dream of Alexandre de Juniac, the president of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is on the way to becoming a reality: a first airline has agreed to test the IATA Travel Pass application intended to store the results of passenger PCR tests, which his association has developed.

IATA Travel Pass: make an appointment and get the result of the PCR test in the application

Singapore Airlines passengers will be the first to test the IATA Travel Pass application developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to store PCR test results and soon also the passenger’s vaccination status. The test, scheduled for March 15-28, 2021, will affect passengers bound for London only, and participation will be voluntary.

Concretely, volunteer passengers with an iPhone will be able to download the application, create their profile with their passport number, photo and flight number. They can then make an appointment for a PCR test at one of the seven participating clinics in Singapore. Then, when it is time to drop off their luggage, they will have to open the app and show the result of their test to the station attendant on their phone. However, in accordance with applicable legal requirements, they will still need to bring a printed PCR test certificate. A module is also available for laboratories, through which they must upload the passenger test result.

The IATA Travel Pass application is also intended to be a source of information on entry requirements

In addition to an interface for obtaining and presenting the result of the PCR test, the IATA Travel Pass application is also intended to be a regularly updated resource on the requirements for entry into force in all the countries of the world and screening centers where air passengers can make an appointment.

According to IATA, besides Singapore Airlines, 15 other airlines are preparing to test the Travel Pass, including Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Gulf Air, Qantas, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Air Baltic and Malaysia Airlines.