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Covid-19 vaccination, testing proof should only be ‘temporary’ travel requirements, IATA says

In this photo illustration, a message saying “COVID-19 PCR test result has been verified, of Travel Pass app mobile application by IATA (International Air Transport Association) seen displayed on a smartphone screen in front of IATA logo.

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Travel restrictions that require proof of Covid-19 vaccines or negative tests should be lifted once the pandemic is under control, the new head of the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday.

“These are measures that may be necessary as temporary arrangements while we go through this crisis, but once we’re through it, we want to see

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First traveller uses IATA Travel Pass app during Singapore-London international flight

By Clinton Moodley Mar 18, 2021

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The first traveller using IATA Travel Pass arrived at Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday.

IATA Travel Pass, a contactless Travel app, allows passengers to create a “digital passport”, receive tests and vaccination certificates and share testing or vaccination certificates with airlines and authorities to facilitate travel. The app will also help travellers manage travel documentation during their journey.

Passengers on Singapore Airlines flights from Singapore to London could use IATA Travel Pass to create a secure digital version of their passport on their

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Air Travel’s 2021 Rebound Threatened by Virus Flares, IATA Says

(Bloomberg) — Forecasts for a significant recovery in air travel this year could be wide of the mark as new coronavirus strains extend travel restrictions, according to the airline industry’s trade body.



a room that has a sign on the side of a building: A passenger wheels a suitcase through a deserted arrivals hall at Madrid Barajas airport, in Madrid.


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A passenger wheels a suitcase through a deserted arrivals hall at Madrid Barajas airport, in Madrid.

Passenger traffic may improve by only 13% compared with last year in a worst-case scenario, the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday. That compares with an official forecast of a 50% rebound issued in December.

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Tough curbs on cross-border trips in response to new Covid-19 flareups could stifle

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