The digital travel card application in the fight against coronavirus was implemented by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Singapore will switch to the digital travel card. Which will include vaccine and test information, next month.
According to CNBC’s report, Singapore will be the first country to implement the system. The switch has been successfully tested by Singapore Airlines. More than 20 airlines, including Emirates, Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines, are also testing the transit.
Asian business center Singapore, with relatively few cases of coronavirus this year, was a leader in developing and deploying technology during the pandemic and internationally. Wants to be one of the first countries to reopen to host events. Currently, passengers from most countries must take Covid-19 tests. Before departure within 72 hours of their flight to travel to Singapore, and the results are at the airport check. Available on -in and on arrival.
PCR TEST AND VACCINATION INFORMATION WILL INCLUDE
The digital travel card is available on iOS and Android platforms. can be downloaded for free. The card will contain information about the coronavirus test and vaccination of the passengers. It will also include information on whether the tests and vaccinations are performed by the authorized institutions.
In the statement made by the International Air Transport Association, it was stated that digital cards will be important for the resumption of air travel.
DIGITAL TRAVEL CARD WILL BE USED IN MOBILE DEVICES
It was stated that the mobile application will be compatible with other digital solutions that have started to be implemented in some countries. According to the data of the International Air Transport Association.
The demand in the sector decreased by 70 percent during the epidemic period compared to the previous year.
Sector representatives are of the opinion that the digital travel card application will not be able to increase the demands rapidly.
The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world’s airlines founded in 1945. IATA has been described as a cartel since, in addition to setting technical standards for airlines. IATA also organized tariff conferences that served as a forum for price fixing. Wikipedia