To re-open borders without quarantine and restart aviation governments need to be confident that they are effectively mitigating the risk of importing COVID-19. This means having accurate information on passengers’ COVID-19 health status.

Informing passengers on what tests, vaccines and other measures they require prior to travel, details on where they can get tested and giving them the ability to share their tests and vaccination results in a verifiable, safe and privacy-protecting manner is the key to giving governments the confidence to open borders.

The IATA Travel Pass addresses this challenge.

The IATA Travel Pass provides

  • Governments with the means to verify the authenticity of tests or vaccinations and the identity of those presenting their certificates.
  • Airlines with the ability to provide accurate information to their passengers on test requirements and verify that a passenger meets the requirements for travel.
  • Laboratories with the means to issue certificates to passengers that will be recognized by governments, and
  • Travelers with accurate information on test requirements, where they can get tested or vaccinated, and the means to securely convey the results/certificates to airlines and border authorities

How it works?

IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that helps travelers to store and manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.

IATA Travel Pass consists of four key modules:

MODULES functionalities
Registry of Health Requirements
  • Enables passengers to find information on travel, testing and vaccine requirements for their journey
  • Powered by IATA Timatic
Registry of testing/vaccination centers
  • Enables passengers to find testing centers and labs at their departure and/or arrival location that can conduct COVID-19 tests in accordance with the type of test required for their journey
Lab App
  • Enables authorized labs and test centers to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers
Travel PASS App
  • Enables passengers to (1) create a ‘digital passport’, (2) verify their test/vaccination meets the regulations & (3) shares test or vaccination certificates with authorities to facilitate travel.
  • Can be used by travelers to manage travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout the travel experience.


Please consult the IATA Travel Pass Questions & Answers (pdf)


You can find short videos that explain the main features of IATA Travel Pass below.