Singapore Airlines will be the first to pilot the International Air Transport Association Travel Pass mobile application for digital health verification.
Passengers travelling from Singapore to London from 15 to 28 March 2021 will be get to pilot the app. This is the second phase of SIA’s digital health verification process trials, which is based on the IATA Travel Pass framework. It successfully conducted its first phase trial in December 2020.
Passengers with Apple phones will be able to download the IATA Travel Pass App and create a digital ID comprising their profile photo and passport information. They can insert their flight information into the app. After which they can register at the clinic using the digital ID and flight information in the app. View test results and confirmation status to fly on the app. IATA’s Timatic registry provides the back-end information on the Covid-19 testing and entry requirements.
Show the confirmed status in teh app to check-in staff in Changi Airport before flight departure. A physical copy of their health certificate issued by the clinic where they took their Covid-19 test will need to be carried by the passenger.
The IATA Travel Pass App aims to provide a faster and more seamless check in process. Travellers will have full control over how their personal information is shared. The data is stored in the mobile phone and not in any central database.
If this pilot is successful , the entire digital health verification process will be integrated into the SingaporeAir mobile app from around mid-2021.