African Union Trusted Travel Pass Launches with Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines implements the African Union Trusted Travel Pass
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Ethiopia (Vax Before Travel)

Ethiopian Airlines announced it has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) to implement the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel more accessible and safer.

The Trusted Travel pass program ensures each country’s COVID-19 regulations regarding travel requirements are met with minimal hassle to the traveling public.

Ethiopian Airlines' customers will, with their Travel Pass, verify whether their medical information meets various COVID 19 regulations of their destination. Travel Pass solution helps validate test and vaccination certificates and shares testing or vaccination certificates with airlines and authorities to facilitate travel. 

This digital solution also avoids fraudulent documentation.

This latest partnership reaffirms Ethiopian's strong commitment to being a significant part of the African pandemic recovery effort.

Commenting on the implementation of Travel Pass, Mr. Getinet Tadesse, Chief Information Officer at Ethiopian Airlines, stated in a press release, “We are offering new digital opportunities to our passengers to fully and safely restore air travel.”

“We are pleased to have introduced a digital platform that will be pivotal in increasing the number of passengers while making air travel safer.”

“The solution is capable of addressing passengers’ travel needs during COVID -19 pandemic as it helps them validate their test and vaccination documents before departure. As a safety-first airline, we are striving to make travel safe and seamless, especially regarding the implementation of COVID 19 prevention strategies.” 

Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC, welcoming Ethiopian's pioneering spirit, also underscored how such partnerships are critical in the present context.

"The scale of the challenge presented by Covid-19 demands an unprecedented level of both innovation and cooperation, which is why Ethiopian's laudable decision to come on board Trusted Travel marks a watershed in the continent's ongoing fightback against this pandemic,” concluded Dr. Nkengasong.

In its seventy-plus years of operation, Ethiopian Airlines has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success.

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