13 March 2021
Mr. Chansin Treenuchagron, Acting President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), Mrs. Charita Leelayudh, Chief Executive Officer, THAI Smile Airways have signed agreements to pilot the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass. Witnesses were Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, THAI Chairman of the meeting of the Rehabilitation Planner, Mr Louis Moser, Area Manager, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, IATA and members of the management team of THAI, THAI Smile Airways.
IATA Travel Pass consists of a mobile application that helps travelers to store and manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests or COVID-19 vaccines. This will be important for governments that are likely to require either verified testing or vaccination proof as a condition of international travel during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The IATA Travel Pass will be more secure and efficient than current paper processes used to manage health requirements. This will be important given the potentially enormous scale of testing or vaccine verifications that will need to be securely managed.
The trials of IATA Travel Pass by THAI and THAI Smile aim to increase passenger confidence to travel, enabling a quick recovery for global aviation and the tourism industry around the world.