Emirates Airline has partnered with the UAE's contact tracing and health documentation app Alhosn for the digital verification of COVID-19 medical records.
From July, the Dubai-based carrier will integrate the app with its check-in systems, expanding on its existing integration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
The move will see passengers benefit from the quick digital retrieval and verification of COVID-19 medical records, regardless of where in the UAE they had completed their vaccination or COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests.
"Customers who opt to allow access to their COVID-19 related health information via the Alhosn app for travel purposes can rest assured that once check-in formalities are completed, information related to their COVID-19 medical records will be immediately discarded from the Emirates systems," the airline said.
IATA Travel Pass
Emirates has also announced plans to expand the use of the IATA Travel Pass to all routes across its network in the coming weeks.
The airline, which started the trial of the Pass in April, currently uses it on flights to 10 cities.
The IATA Travel Pass is a digital solution developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
It aims to provide governments, airlines, laboratories and passengers with up-to-date information on COVID-19 related regulations, and facilitate the secure flow of necessary information amongst all stakeholders.
"Passengers flying between Dubai and the following cities: London, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, New York JFK, Moscow, Frankfurt, Charles De Gaulle, and Amsterdam; can now use IATA Travel Pass to access the latest COVID-19 related travel information including the location of PCR test labs, and manage their COVID-19 travel documentation such as vaccination and latest PCR test results," said Emirates.
Passengers on these flights will receive an SMS and email with the activation code and instructions on downloading the IATA Travel Pass app.