Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the latest carrier to confirm it will trial Iata’s Travel Pass.
The app allows passengers to certify and manage various Covid travel requirements, including pre-departure testing and vaccination status.
ANA said the trial would contribute to its efforts to find digital solutions to the challenges posed by restarting travel as the world seeks to exit the ongoing Covid crisis.
"With constant changes to international travel requirements adding to the complexity of travel, Iata Travel Pass enables passengers to easily verify whether they meet the Covid-19 testing requirements of their destination and share their test results with airlines and authorities in a secure way," said Yuji Hirako, ANA president and chief executive, who also sits on Iata’s board of governors.
"Through our trial, we hope to contribute to the development of the digital solution, which aims to make the travel experience more seamless, secure, and contactless."
ANA’s commitments comes after Singapore Airlines this week confirmed it would trial the travel pass on flights to London, starting 15 March.
Qatar Airways and Etihad have also committed to exploring how the app could be used to help restart travel safely.
Alexandre de Juniac, Iata director general and chief executive, added: "ANA is showing its industry leadership by becoming one of the first airlines to trial Iata Travel Pass.
"With the trial, ANA is helping global aviation to get back on its feet by giving governments the confidence to safely re-open borders and re-connect people.
"Iata Travel Pass will help travellers to verify their compliance with Covid-19 requirements using health credentials securely linked to their identity in a digital passport.
"And this will put ANA and its customers on the front line of travel modernisation even when this crisis is behind us."