Air Serbia, in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), from the beginning of April will start testing the IATA digital passport (“IATA Travel Pass”), a mobile application which helps passengers organize their travels simply and safely in accordance with the regulations of countries pertaining to COVID-19 testing or vaccination. In this manner, the Serbian national airline will be one of the first airlines in Europe to become a part of the global initiative, whose goal is the re-opening of borders without quarantines, as well as guaranteeing safe travels and the recovery of tourism and the aviation industry.
The first stage of the trial will be carried out on Air Serbia flights between Belgrade and Zurich, it will last several weeks, and passengers will be invited to participate.
IATA Travel Pass will allow passengers to store and manage data about COVID-19 test results on their phones, as well as to share their verified status with the airline, in a safe and secure manner, before arriving to the airport. The IATA digital passport will also provide up-to-date information about health regulations in regard to the coronavirus, helping passengers verify whether they meet the latest requirements to enter the destination country.
Air Serbia passengers will have the opportunity to easily and simply create their digital passport. After testing and/or vaccination, national reference laboratories will send protected information into the user’s app in a safe manner. IATA Travel Pass will then compare the necessary requirements for travel with the input user data, and all who meet the conditions for their desired destination will get a green light for travel. The application, as a safe place for storing health information, will not only accelerate the check-in process for flights, but will also create the potential for contactless travel in the future.