Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has accepted the IATA Travel Pass to confirm pre-departure COVID-19 test results for departing and arriving passengers, effective September 30, 2021. Eventually this acceptance will be expanded to vaccine certification.
Travellers to and from KSA will have the choice of using either the IATA Travel Pass or Tawakkalna, the country’s national health app, owned and developed by Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).
Saudi Arabian Airlines has been a trial partner in the development of the IATA Travel Pass, which
will simplify and enhance compliance with health requirements for travellers entering the kingdom and contribute to the safe restart of the travel and tourism industry.
IATA Travel Pass is a personal secure digital wallet solution that helps travellers understand travel requirements and present their verified travel health credentials (vaccine or test certificates) to meet COVID-19 entry restrictions.
More than 80 airlines have announced trials of the IATA Travel Pass and the app is accepted for entry by a number of governments including Singapore and Panama.
Travellers to Saudi Arabia intending to use the IATA Travel Pass should check with the airline they are travelling with for eligibility to use the pass.