Malaysia Airlines is the latest carrier to incorporate the IATA Travel Pass into its own mobile app. 

The Malaysian flag carrier said its mobile app’s newest feature, Digital Travel Health Pass, will leverage IATA Travel Pass modules to help travellers navigate the cumbersome document verification process. 

After undergoing Covid-19 tests or vaccinations, app users will be able to create a digital passport and upload details for authentication. The Digital Travel Health Pass will enable travellers to determine eligibility for foreign travel and generate an “OK to Travel” status.

Rivals including Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways have also rolled out the technology in recent weeks.

Izham Ismail, Group Chief Executive Officer at Malaysia Aviation Group, said:

“We are excited to make history together with IATA, and help reopen travel nationally and worldwide. Part of our promise to ensure passengers can fly confidently, the Digital Travel Health Pass will open the way for us to take the brave next step into the world in a post-pandemic time, instilling confidence in our passengers and providing access to an easy to navigate way to prepare for their upcoming travels.”

Nick Careen, Senior VP Airport, Passenger, Cargo, Security, at IATA, commented:

“Partnering with Malaysia Airlines to integrate IATA Travel Pass into the airline’s own app is an important milestone for the IATA Travel Pass. It will demonstrate the apps interoperability, an important feature supporting its global uptake.

“Built with data privacy, security and convenience in mind, the IATA travel app is a solution that both governments and passengers can trust whether it is standalone or incorporated into an airline’s own travel app.”