(01 Sep 2021)
Air Astana will begin a trial of the IATA
Travel Pass mobile application on flights between Nur-Sultan and
Istanbul from 2 – 16 September 2021.
IATA Travel Pass mobile application enables passengers to safely
store COVID19 PCR test results from certified clinics on their mobile
device so that they can easily be verified by the airline, border
staff and other official parties.
The application also contains information on
certified national laboratories where passengers can undertake a
PCR test as well as relevant entry and departure requirements.
Crucially, the IATA Travel pass plays a vital role
in reducing the risk of counterfeit test results and vaccination
certificates being used to travel.
“The IATA Travel Pass will greatly
contribute to the resumption of international air travel, with the
application significantly simplifying the organization flights,”
said Air Astana Vice President, Alexander Neboga. “This process
delivers considerable convenience to passengers, reduces time for
ground services and staff contact, as well as heightening
identification of fake PCR certificates and vaccinations.”
Air Astana is amongst 70 world’s leading airlines in
supporting IATA initiatives to re-open international air travel
and adopting testing of the IATA Travel Pass mobile application.
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