SYNLAB, IATA Partner To Ensure Safe, Easy Travelling
SYNLAB and IATA are partnering to facilitate safe and easy travel; unveiling details of an agreement to incorporate SYNLAB’s extensive lab network into IATA Travel Pass.
This will enable airline passengers to access SYNLAB’s broad and secure COVID-19 testing services, benefiting from its international capabilities. SYNLAB and IATA build upon valuable experience gained during a successful pilot project for passenger testing in Columbia over the course of the past months.
IATA Travel Pass allows passengers to locate authorized laboratories at departure locations to get tested for SARS-CoV-2 as required by border and health authorities.
After testing, SYNLAB will provide passengers with their certified test results directly through the IATA Travel Pass.
The app checks the result against the IATA Travel Pass registry of national entry requirements to produce an “OK to Travel” status. Through the app passengers can share their status and the digital test certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel.
IATA Travel Pass applies the highest data security standards. Authorized laboratories directly send COVID-19 test results to the passenger’s phone as a verifiable credential. This way, the IATA Travel Pass is a digital solution that also prevents potential forgery of test results.