Global airline body IATA plans COVID-19 travel pass for end of March

IATA said on Wednesday that it was essential that governments start issuing their citizens with digital vaccination certificates

  
Etihad Airways is one of the first airlines globally to launch IATA Travel Pass. Image for illustrative purposes.

Etihad Airways is one of the first airlines globally to launch IATA Travel Pass. Image for illustrative purposes.

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LONDON- Global airline industry body IATA said it would launch a COVID-19 travel pass at the end of March, bringing into use a digital system for test results and vaccine certificates which will help facilitiate international travel.

IATA said on Wednesday that it was essential that governments start issuing their citizens with digital vaccination certificates which can then feed into its travel pass.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; Editing by Kate Holton) ((sarah.young@thomsonreuters.com; +44 20 7542 1109; Reuters Messaging: sarah.young.thomsonreuters@reuters.net))

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