The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has accepted the use of the IATA Travel Pass for passengers travelling to Singapore. This decision follows the recent successful trials with Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) on flights from Singapore to London.
The Travel Pass will take effect from May 1, 2021, at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), enabling arriving passengers to provide pre-flight COVID-19 PCR test status at airline and immigration checkpoints.
IATA welcomed Singapore’s approval of the Travel Pass and developments of their cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to ensure safe and efficient travel through the implementation of the Pass’s COVID-19 test digital certificates.
“Having the confidence of an aviation leader like Singapore accept the IATA Travel Pass is hugely significant,” commented Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director-General. “Ongoing trials put us on track for the IATA Travel Pass to be a critical tool for the industry’s restart by delivering verified travel health credentials to governments. Travellers 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 follow.”
The ‘Travel Pass’ and its implementation of digital health certificates are an essential factor to ensuring a safe and smooth transition to the reopening of borders and lifting of travel restrictions. This aligns with Singapore’s initiatives to restore passenger trust and confidence through the utilisation of secure digital solutions to verify health credentials in support of a safe travel experience for their customers.
“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,” said Kevin Shum, CAAS’ Director-General. “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.”
The IATA Travel Pass is a secure mobile application that allows travellers to store and manage verified certifications for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.