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Virgin Atlantic Begins Trial of IATA Travel Pass With Barbados Flight

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(Loop SLU) Virgin Atlantic has launched the first live trials of the IATA Travel Pass by a UK airline.

Customers on flight VS131, travelling for permitted reasons from London Heathrow to Barbados, were invited to download the free smartphone app and participate in the successful first trial flight, which departed just ahead of schedule at 10.24 am today from Terminal 2.

The IATA Travel Pass is at the forefront of digital health pass solutions being developed, allowing customers to verify that they meet the health criteria needed to travel between certain countries, locate labs and present evidence of a negative Covid-19 test to the relevant authorities.

Future updates of the app will also incorporate vaccine records.

Using the app to create a digital ID, comprising a profile photo and linked to passport details, Virgin Atlantic customers are able to add their negative PCR test results for Barbados, taken at a participating lab within three days of departure.

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