Saudi Arabian Airlines announced, hours ago, on Monday, April 12, 2021, that it had signed a new cooperative agreement with “IATA” in order to start conducting experiments and tests for the “electronic IATA traveler's document”, or the so-called electronic passports, in order to enhance The safe return of international travel, and for the air transport sector to be able to come as soon as possible from the consequences of the spread of Corona.
On the other hand, the IATA digital document for travelers “IATA Travel Pass”, which was launched by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is basically a smart application that is placed on a mobile phone and facilitates travelers and enables them to create their own digital passports in addition to Download the data for the Coronavirus tests as well as the anti-vaccines that are expected to be shared with complete safety, in order to ensure that all health and government requirements are met at all points of departure for travelers and points of arrival.
In this context, the national carrier in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started the process of applying the electronic passport and the so-called “electronic traveler IATA document” through its network of stations, and it is considered a non-mandatory procedure, from the beginning of conducting the practical test on the flight path between Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah on Monday. Next, corresponding to April 19, 2021.
It is noteworthy that, on the date of the specified trial, the guests will be able to complete the visit to the laboratories that have been identified in Malaysia in order to complete the requirements for conducting the PCR examinations, followed by the process of uploading the data of the results of the medical examination of Corona on the application in order to use it to complete the travel process to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.