Dubai's Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass, partners with Alhosn app
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Dubai’s Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass, partners with Alhosn app

Dubai’s Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass, partners with Alhosn app

The airline plans to roll-out the IATA Travel Pass solution across its global network in the coming weeks

Dubai’s Emirates has expanded the IATA Travel Pass solution to customers flying between a total of 10 destinations across its network, it announced on June 28.

Emirates customers flying between Dubai and select cities, including London, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, New York (JFK), Moscow, Frankfurt, Paris (Charles De Gaulle), and Amsterdam, can now use IATA Travel Pass to access Covid-19 related travel information including the location of PCR test labs, and manage their Covid-19 travel documentation such as vaccination and latest PCR test results.

Passengers on these flights will receive an SMS and email with the activation code and instructions to download the IATA Travel Pass app which is available to both iOS and Android users, and can also be used by customers with non-biometric passports.

Emirates piloted the IATA Travel Pass in April and plans to roll-out the solution across its global network in the coming weeks.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates initiates trial of IATA Travel Pass

Additionally, Emirates has also partnered with contact tracing app Alhosn, and from July, the carrier will integrate it with its check-in systems, expanding on its existing integration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). This enables customers travelling from the UAE to benefit from  digital retrieval and verification of Covid-19 medical records, regardless of where they had completed their vaccination, or Covid-19 PCR and antigen tests in the country.

Information related to the Covid-19 medical records of customers who allow access to their health information via the app for travel purposes will be immediately discarded from the Emirates systems, once check-in formalities are completed, a statement said.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer said: “Over the past months, we have really accelerated our biometric, contactless and digital travel verification projects to provide our customers with even greater convenience and assurance when they fly with Emirates. From our biometrics path at Dubai International (DXB) to initiatives like the IATA Travel Pass and integrations with the health authority databases, these projects deliver multiple benefits from better customer experiences to the reduced use of paper, and improved efficiency and reliability in travel document checks.”

Emirates also offers complimentary multi-risk travel insurance including Covid-19 cover with every flight.

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