Avianca will be the first airline in South America to launch IATA Travel Pass

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Avianca will be the first airline in South America to launch IATA Travel Pass
Source: Avianca
Thu May 27, 2021

Initially, a pilot will be carried out with international travelers on the Bogotá - Miami route who wish to try the app


Avianca, in conjunction with IATA, will launch the IATA Travel Pass application, a kind of digital passport that allows travelers to store, manage, consult and verify the results of tests required by the authorities when making international flights.

This launch takes place within the framework of the new digital dynamics that Avianca has adopted to respond to the challenges that the world poses today, becoming the first airline in South America to make use of this mobile application. Initially, a pilot test will be carried out on the flights between Bogotá and Miami, and then gradually extended to other markets.

“For us it is key to be able to simplify the requirements associated with Covid-19 for international travel and this provides greater peace of mind and ease in the procedures, in addition to guaranteeing the biosecurity of passengers and our crews. The use of this application will not have any additional cost and, on the contrary, it will result in benefits, making the travel experience more pleasant and simple, ”said Michael Ruplitsch, Chief Information Officer of Avianca.

“We are pleased that Avianca has chosen to pilot with IATA Travel Pass. We need reliable and secure solutions for verification of health credentials to meet government requirements, restore consumer confidence, and achieve a sustainable recovery for the industry. The IATA Travel Pass allows governments to be confident that passengers have met health requirements, streamlines this process, simplifies the traveler experience and encourages travel, allowing aviation to reconnect the world's economies ”, said Peter Cerdá, IATA Regional Vice President for the Americas.

The application will be available for both iOS and Android devices. It is important that travelers download it sufficiently days in advance of their flight, in order to be able to store the required information there, as well as receive the result of the test against Covid-19 from the partner laboratory.

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