Geneva [Switzerland], Aug 20 (ANI): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that the EU’s Covid Digital Certificate (DCC) and UK NHS Covid Pass can now be downloaded into the IATA Travel Pass as that verified proof of vaccination for the trip.
Travelers with an EU DCC or UK NHS Covid Pass can now access accurate Covid-19 travel information for their trip, create an electronic version of their passport and import their vaccination certificate all in one place.
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This information can be shared with airlines and border control authorities who can be assured that the certificate presented to them is genuine and belongs to the person presenting it.
Covid-19 vaccination certificates are becoming a widespread requirement for international travel, said Nick Careen, IATA senior vice president for operational safety and security.
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“Managing European and UK certificates through IATA Travel Pass is an important step forward, providing convenience for travelers, authenticity for governments and efficiency for airlines,” he said.
Harmonizing digital vaccine standards is key to supporting the safe and scalable restart of aviation, avoiding unnecessary queues at airports and ensuring a smooth passenger experience.
IATA said it welcomes the work of the European Commission to develop the EU’s DCC system and thereby standardize digital vaccine certificates across Europe.
Building on the success of the EU’s DCC, IATA urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to review its work to develop a digital global vaccine standard. (ANI)
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