(06 Apr 2021)
IATA has welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of
pre-departure COVID19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass.
From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore
will be able to use the IATA Travel Pass to share their
pre-departure COVID19 PCR test results upon check-in with their
airline, as well as on-arrival at the immigration checkpoints at
This is part of an ongoing collaboration between
the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and IATA to
facilitate seamless and efficient travel through digital
certificates of COVID19 tests.
“Having the confidence of an aviation leader like
Singapore accept IATA Travel Pass is hugely significant” said
Willie Walsh, IATA’s new Director General. “Ongoing trials put us
on track for IATA Travel Pass to be a critical tool for the
industry’s restart by delivering verified travel health
credentials to governments. And travelers can have complete
confidence that their personal data is secure and under their own
control. The success of our joint efforts will make IATA’s
partnership with the government of Singapore a model for others to
Digital health certificates will be a key feature
in air travel moving forward. Establishing trusted, secure
solutions to verify the health credentials of travellers will be
critical in facilitating smooth air travel and safeguarding public
Following the successful trials by Singapore
Airlines, the Singapore health and border control authorities will
accept the IATA Travel Pass as a valid form of presentation of
COVID19 pre-departure test results for entry into Singapore. The
information presented on the IATA Travel Pass will be in a format
that satisfies Singapore’s prevailing COVID19 pre-departure test
requirements for entry into Singapore.
“We have built upon our long standing and deep
partnership with IATA to develop solutions to facilitate travel.
This latest collaboration with IATA demonstrates our shared
commitment to drive the adoption of digital health certificates
and restore international air travel. As we look to safely rebuild
the Changi air hub, we will continue to explore other solutions
that can provide similarly secure and verifiable means of sharing
health certificates for safe international travel,” said Kevin
Shum, CAAS Director-General.
More than 20 airlines have announced trials of the
IATA Travel Pass.
Travelers to Singapore intending to use the IATA
Travel Pass should check with the airline they are travelling with
for eligibility to use the IATA Travel Pass.
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