Health Passports Are Now Becoming Available
Health Passorts are comming out in volume these days. Here we’ll only be covering the ones that apply to Peru. So some digital passports like VeriFLY from American Airlines and British Airways won’t be covered because they can’t be used to fly to or from Peru.
Before we dive in, it’s important to understand that “vaccine passport” is a pretty broad term, and not every app or platform will offer the same features. For example, many platforms, like the IATA’s Travel Pass, avoid the term “passport” altogether.
Health Pass Accepted In Peru
According to a recent Press Release by Latam Airlines, Travel Passports are now becoming available.
On June 14, 2021, the LATAM Group, through its subsidiaries in Chile and Peru, together with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have come together to carry out the pilot of the IATA Travel Pass digital application. This application allows passengers to organize, manage travel requirements and comply with what is required on international flights more efficiently and expeditiously.
Currently the only Health Passport accepted in Peru is known as the IATA Travel Pass. The Pass works on biometric information from the passengers Passport, the results from laboratories as well as joint information from the governments.
The pilot phase, which is voluntary for the passenger, is expected to take place between June 14 and July 2 on the following routes:
- Lima-Santiago de Chile
- Santiago de Chile-Lima
- Santiago de Chile-Miami
Benefits Of A Travel Pass
Paulo Miranda the vice president of clients for LATAM Airlines Group stated. “This is great news for our passengers who want to join voluntarily. Having a more automated and contactless processes is a new reality for everyone, and this pilot with IATA Travel Pass supports this transformation for LATAM and for the entire industry.”
For his part, Peter Cerdá, IATA regional vice president for the Americas, adds: “We are pleased that LATAM trusts the IATA Travel Pass. Tools of this type are essential to restart the airline industry and reconnect the world, which allows to reopen borders safely and smoothly, giving governments the guarantee that travelers have complied with health requirements, speeding up migration processes and simplifying the experience for passengers.”