Vietnam performs first flight to Europe applying IATA Travel Pass

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On September 2 morning, Vietnam piloted the app-based digital health passport - the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass for the first flight VN55 of Vietnam Airlines, carrying 18 passengers from Noi Bai International Airport in the capital city of Hanoi to London in the United Kingdom. 
 Vietnam performs first flight to Europe applying IATA Travel Pass ảnh 1 (Illustrative photo:SGGP)
This app ensures sufficient and consistent information among the Governments, laboratories, airlines and passengers to facilitate travel among countries amid the current Covid-19 pandemic.
It is quick and simple to use the digital health passport app. Passengers have to fill their personal information on the app, provide their flight information to update the implementation of epidemiological requirements of the destinations, perform record cards for Covid-19 testing at the laboratories recognized by the Ministry of Health and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

After receiving the status “OK to travel” on the app, passengers will share it with the airlines in advance of their journey.

In the upcoming time, Vietnam Airlines is expected to perform more flights using IATA Travel Pass from Hanoi to Seoul in the Republic of Korea on September 12 and from Hanoi to London in the United Kingdom on September 21 along with flights from Hanoi to Tokyo on Thursdays.

Earlier, on August 12, the national flag carrier had successfully trialed the digital health passport on flight VN310 from Hanoi to Tokyo, Japan.

By Bich Quyen – Translated by Huyen Huong

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