DUBAI, December 19, 2021 (WAM) – Emirates customers traveling from the United Arab Emirates to EU member countries now have more opportunities to get the most out of their travel with confidence.
The airline has worked closely with the Al Hosn National Health System team to enable readability and recognition of customer health credentials with EU verified QR codes, including the COVID-19 vaccine status and PCR test results, on the IATA Travel Pass.
Emirates customers simply need to download the IATA Travel Pass, scan the Travel Pass QR code from the Al Hosn app and upload the results to the app. Citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates will also be able to download their negative PCR test results and vaccination certificates from anywhere in the country, without the need to visit specific laboratories. This health data is stored in the national cloud in accordance with the highest privacy standards and policies set by the UAE Data Protection Act.
The new enhancements make it easier for Emirates customers to benefit from the IATA Travel Pass and obtain their âOk to Travelâ prior to departure to any EU destination on the airline’s network.
By using the Al Hosn app, Emirates customers traveling from the United Arab Emirates to the EU can also reliably demonstrate their COVID-19 health status and be able to easily enter reception areas and entertainment, attending events or engaging in other experiences requiring negative evidence. test results or vaccination. This minimizes the use of multiple apps to demonstrate testing and vaccination status in the EU, and also enables safer and more convenient travel for Emirates customers.
Emirates COO Adel Al Redha said: âAs part of Emirates’ plan to implement digital travel verification and make the travel process more transparent, we are improving the experience. client throughout the trip with regard to administration. and uploading test results and vaccination evidence, in partnership with Al Hosn. We are always looking for ways to extend the functionality of tools available to our customers, such as the IATA Travel Pass. Enabling readability of COVID-19 testing and vaccination QR codes in the app for customers traveling to the EU are a major step in building trust and creating greater confidence. Al Hosn has gone to great lengths to achieve equivalency for the EU’s COVID digital certificate system, and we thank them for making UAE one of the few countries to guarantee their testing and recognition status in all EU countries for their citizens and residents. “
Al Hosn’s National Health System team said, âOur partnership with Emirates is a great demonstration of the importance and satisfaction of creating safe, secure and enjoyable technology integrations.
âEmirates is building a great model for safe travel during the pandemic, and we are honored to be a part of it. We thank Emirates for making this collaboration a success and we look forward to continuing our collaborations. As a project National, Al Hosn is hosted on the National Cloud, and we invite all national projects to join us in doing so. “
In July, Emirates integrated Al Hosn’s national health system via the national cloud into its recording systems, enabling rapid digital retrieval and verification of COVID-19 medical records, regardless of where in the UAE where customers have completed their immunizations, or COVID-19 PCR tests. Customers’ COVID-19 health information is handled in a highly secure manner with data privacy protocols and is immediately deleted from Emirates systems once verification is complete.
Emirates was one of the first airlines in the industry to test the IATA Travel Pass and offers the solution to customers serving 50 cities across its network.