Air Serbia » Er Srbija | 9 NEW E R A OF T R AVE L AIR SERBIA AMONG FIRST IN EUROPE TO TRIAL IATA TRAVEL PASS A mobile application will help passengers organise their travels simply and safely, in accordance with countries' regulations pertaining to COVID-19 testing or vaccination Prva faza testiranja aplikacije odvijaće se na letovima Er Srbije između Beograda i Ciriha / The first stage of the trial will be carried out on Air Serbia flights between Belgrade and Zurich Cilj je ponovno otvaranje granica bez karantina, kao i garancija bezbednosti putovanja i oporavak turizma i avio-industrije The goal is the re-opening of borders without quarantines, as well as guaranteeing safe travel and spurring the recovery of tourism and the aviation industry FROM THE BEGINNINGOF APRIL, IN cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Air Serbia will start testing the IATA digital passport (“IATA Travel Pass”), amobile application that helps passengers organise their travels simply and safely, in accordance with the regulations of countries pertaining to COVID-19 testing or vaccination. In this manner, the Serbian national airline will be among the first airlines in Europe to become part of this global initiative, the goal of which is the re-opening of borders without quarantines, as well as guaranteeing safe travel and spurring the recovery of tourismand the aviation industry. The first stage of the trial will be carried out on Air Serbia flights between Belgrade and Zurich. It will last for several weeks and passengers will be invited to participate. “We are proud to be among the first in the world to test the digital passport. Once again, we have confirmed our dedication to protecting the safety, health and well-being of passengers, as well as to creating an integrated and seamless user experience,” said Air Serbia CEODuncan Naysmith. “This innovative IATA solution is an extraordinary initiative, which will provide passengers with the certainty that they meet all necessary requirements to enter different parts of the world. We owe great gratitude to the Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Sera "Torlak" fromBelgrade. They will be directly connected with IATA and without their support and collaboration this pilot project would not be possible.” The IATA Travel Pass will allow passengers to store andmanage data related to COVID-19 test results on their phones, as well as to share their verified status with the airline, in a safe and securemanner, before arriving at the airport. The IATA digital passport will also provide up-to-date information on health regulations regarding the novel coronavirus, helping passengers verify whether they meet the latest requirements to enter their country of destination. “We’re proud to work with Air Serbia tomake the IATA Travel Pass available in Europe. This is the first step inmaking European and international travel during the pandemic as convenient as possible, giving people the confidence that they are meeting all COVID-19 entry requirements by governments. As borders re-open, the IATA Travel Pass will be further enhanced withmore capabilities tomeet all governments' testing or vaccination verification requirements, and Air Serbia’s customers will be among the first to have these services,” said Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe. Air Serbia passengers will have the opportunity to easily and simply create their own digital passport. After testing and/or vaccination, national reference laboratories will send protected information to the user’s app in a safemanner. The IATA Travel Pass will then compare the necessary requirements for travel with the input user data, and everyone whomeets the conditions for their desired destination will get a green light for travel. The application, as a safe place for storing health information, will not only accelerate the check-in process for flights, but will also create the potential for contactless travel in the future.