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Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass implementation

Partners with Alhosn to enable smoother journeys


Emirates, one of the first global airlines to pilot the IATA Travel Pass in April 2021, now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution to customers flying to 10 cities and plans to extend it to all routes across its network.

Emirates has also partnered with Alhosn, the official UAE app for COVID-19 related contact tracing and health documentation, to offer its customers greater convenience and smoother journeys.

Over the past months, Emirates has accelerated its biometric, contactless, and digital travel verification projects.

Emirates customers flying between Dubai and London, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, New York JFK, Moscow, Frankfurt, Charles De Gaulle, and Amsterdam can now use IATA Travel Pass to access the latest COVID-19 related travel information, including the location of PCR test labs, and manage their COVID-19 travel documentation such as vaccination and PCR test results. Passengers on these flights will receive an SMS and email with the activation code and instructions on downloading the IATA Travel Pass app.

The airline is progressing on plans to roll out the IATA Travel Pass solution across its global network.

Since trials began, Emirates has worked closely with IATA and its partners to enhance the IATA Travel Pass experience based on customer feedback. The IATA Travel Pass app is now available to both iOS and Android users, and can also be used by customers with non-biometric passports.

Emirates has integrated the Alhosn app with its check-in systems, expanding on its existing integration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). This enables customers traveling from the UAE to benefit from the quick and convenient digital retrieval and verification of COVID-19 medical records, regardless of where in the UAE they completed their vaccination, or COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests. Customers who opt to allow access to their COVID-19 related health information via the Alhosn app for travel purposes can rest assured that once check-in formalities are completed, information related to their COVID-19 medical records will be immediately discarded from the Emirates systems.