IATA Travel Pass users can now upload NHS digital COVID certificate

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By Lisa James
19/08/2021
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IATA has announced the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and UK NHS COVID Pass can now be uploaded into its Travel Pass as verified proof of vaccination for travel. 

Travellers holding an EU DCC or UK NHS COVID Pass can now access accurate COVID-19 travel information for their journey, create an electronic version of their passport and import their vaccination certificate in one place.

This information can be shared with airlines and border control authorities who can have the assurance that the certificate presented to them is genuine and belongs to the person presenting it. 

IATA Senior Vice President for Operations Safety and Security Nick Careen said: “COVID-19 vaccination certificates are becoming a widespread requirement for international travel.

“Handling the European and UK certificates through IATA Travel Pass is an important step forward, providing convenience for travellers, authenticity for governments and efficiency for airlines.”  

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among airlines that were involved in trials of the IATA Travel Pass, with BA initially testing the technology on Heathrow to Geneva and Zurich flights earlier this summer and Virgin trialling the IATA Travel Pass on its Heathrow to Barbados route.

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