The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of the COVID-19 PCR test results prior to departure on the IATA Travel Pass.
Starting May 1, 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use the IATA Travel Pass to share COVID-19 PCR test results prior to departure at check-in with their airline, as well as upon arrival. to the immigration checkpoints at Changi Airport. . This is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and IATA to facilitate smooth and efficient travel through COVID-19 digital test certificates.
“Having the confidence of an aviation leader like Singapore to accept the IATA Travel Pass is very important. Ongoing testing set us on the path to making the IATA Travel Pass a critical tool for restarting the industry by delivering verified travel health credentials to governments. And travelers can be confident that their personal data is safe and under their own control. The success of our joint efforts will make IATA’s partnership with the Government of Singapore a model for others to follow, ”said Willie Walsh, IATA Director General.
“We have built on our long and deep partnership with IATA to develop solutions that make travel easier. This latest collaboration with IATA demonstrates our shared commitment to driving the adoption of digital health certificates and restoring international air travel. As we seek to safely rebuild the Changi air hub, we will continue to explore other solutions that can provide equally secure and verifiable means of sharing health certificates for safe international travel, ”said Kevin Shum, CEO of CAAS.
Digital health certificates will be a key feature in the advancement of air travel. Establishing reliable and secure solutions to verify travelers’ health credentials will be critical to facilitating smooth air travel and safeguarding public health. The IATA Travel Pass is a personal secure digital wallet solution that passengers can use to obtain and store COVID-19 test results from accredited laboratories.
Following successful testing by Singapore Airlines, Singapore’s Border Control and Health Authorities will accept the IATA Travel Pass as a valid form of submission of COVID-19 test results prior to departure for entry into Singapore . The information presented on the IATA Travel Pass will be in a format that meets the current COVID-19 testing requirements prior to departure to enter Singapore.
More than 20 airlines have announced IATA Travel Pass trials.
Travelers to Singapore who intend to use the IATA Travel Pass should check with the airline they are traveling with to see if they are eligible to use the IATA Travel Pass.