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IATA Says Digital Airline Pass Will Be Ready ‘Within Weeks’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it will have its digital Covid Travel Pass ready “within weeks,” a breakthrough it believes will lead to reestablishing international air travel more quickly.

The digital pass will be an app to be downloaded on a smartphone, according to the British Broadcasting Corp., and will verify that a passenger has had either a negative COVID-19 test or been vaccinated against the virus.

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It also verifies they were administered by an approved authority.

“The key issue is one of confidence. Passengers need to be confident that the testing they’ve taken is accurate and will allow them to enter the country.” said Vinoop Goel, IATA’s regional director of airports…

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