A Gulf country begins testing a Corona passport for international flights

On Friday, Bahrain began testing the IATA health passport on Gulf Air flights to London, Athens and Singapore. As travelers with a biometric passport and heading to these destinations will be able to try the application that will help these travelers to manage their travel easily and safely in line with any government requirements to examine Corona or any information about its vaccine, within the framework of cooperation between the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA) with the Kingdom of Bahrain and Gulf Air.

Under the agreement, Gulf Air passengers will be able to: Create a “digital passport” that allows them to match their travel itineraries with the health requirements of (Covid-19) for countries Their destinations and verification that they fulfill those requirements. Bahrain is one of the first governments to participate in the IATA health passport trial with its national carrier to help pave the way to re-establish global outreach with Covid-19 risk management at the same time.

And the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has authorized a number of hospitals in Bahrain to send (Covid-19) test results to travelers via the app. The IATA Health Passport application will contain an integrated record of travel requirements so that travelers can find accurate information about travel and entry requirements for all destinations, regardless of the itinerary.

According to what was reported by the Bahrain News Agency, the Acting CEO of Gulf Air, Captain Walid Al-Alawi, said, “Gulf Air is proud of its partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as one of the first airlines in the world to start testing this application. From the destinations of our network, and we appreciate the support provided to us by all stakeholders to ensure the success of this experience, which will allow travelers to fly with confidence. “

Nick Karen, Executive Vice President for Airports, Passengers, Shipping and Security at IATA, said, “We are proud to work with Gulf Air to test the IATA Health Passport, and we hope through this live experience to demonstrate that governments can efficiently manage travel requirements with confidence. “This is an important step in enabling international travel during this pandemic, giving people confidence that they will meet all entry requirements for (Covid-19).”

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