The International Air Transport Association is expecting its digital Covid Travel Pass to be ready within a number of weeks.  

The new digital pass will be an app that verifies that a passenger has had the Covid-19 tests or vaccines required to enter a country.

It will also verify where the passengers had the vaccine administered and that it carried out by an approved authority.

Vinoop Goel, IATA’s regional director of airports and external relations has said that “The key issue is one of confidence. Passengers need to be confident that the testing they’ve taken is accurate and will allow them to enter the country. And the governments need to have the confidence that the tests that the passengers claim to have been one which is accurate and meets their conditions.”

IATA said the Travel Pass is designed in a modular way so it can work with other digital solutions that are under trial around the world.

The App will be available on iOS and Android, it is expected to be free to passengers.

Singapore Airlines was the first airline to start trials of the travel pass in December.