Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Guests travelling with Etihad Airways from now until 31 May from Abu Dhabi to Chicago, New York, Washington and Toronto, will be the first to trial the IATA Travel Pass app to easily manage their travel health credentials.
The IATA Travel Pass will enable Etihad guests to create a ‘digital passport’ to receive their Covid-19 test results and verify they are eligible to travel. Importantly, IATA Travel Pass will keep passengers in control of their data and facilitate the sharing of their test with airlines and authorities for travel. It will also make it convenient for passengers to manage their travel documents.
Hosam Fouad, Chief Executive Officer, Life Diagnostics, said: “During the current global situation, digital transformation has played a significant role in many industries. And with the dynamically changing health requirements for travel, Life Diagnostics believes that the digital health passport solution will provide additional clarity and ease for travelers.
“We are proud to partner with Etihad Airways and IATA , so that together, we can provide a globally unified approach to make travel easier once governments decide what regulations are required to cross borders in either direction.”
To participate in the trial, guests simply download the IATA Travel Pass app from the Apple App Store and book an appointment with Life Diagnostics at Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street.
Etihad Guests visiting Life Diagnostics need to inform front officers that they are participating in the IATA Travel Pass trial and should be ready to show their passport and mobile device with the IATA Travel Pass app downloaded. Once their test result is issued by Life Diagnostics, travellers will be able to view it on both the IATA Travel Pass app and also through the other standard reporting tools available at Life Diagnostics like SMS, email and Al HOSN App.
Life Diagnostics has been established in 1998 at the heart of Abu Dhabi city to provide laboratory and radiology diagnostics services to the UAE market through appointing the diagnostics field expertise and adopting innovative technologies to deliver exceptional diagnostic services experience.
Life Dx. management is driven by a passion to provide a unique diagnostic experience that helps healthcare professionals to diagnose, treat, monitor, and prevent diseases.
Life Dx. provides customers with a broad range of routine, specialized, and high complexity diagnostics services. We acquire the latest diagnostics technologies and instruments for clinical testing and imaging, and also focuses on developing complex clinical testing by investing in laboratory and imaging expertise.
Life Dx. represents multiple international laboratory service providers which enable our clients to access an expanded tests menu of high-quality testing and lab services which will enable both of their physicians and patients to access such diagnostics tools through Life Diagnostics directly while enabling our clients to reduce their laboratory cost especially when it comes to the esoteric and high complexity testing cost.
Life Dx. is now Etihad Airways’ preferred partner for their guests preflight screening program, now Etihad Airways guests can book their appointments online easily at their most convenient location and time before their flight and get their COVID-19 certified report within a maximum of 24 Hours.
For More information about Life Diagnostics Please visit www.lifedx.net
IATA TRAVEL PASS
The IATA travel pass is a mobile app that can be used by passengers to obtain and store their COVID-19 test results or vaccines from accredited laboratories. The information through the IATA Travel Pass can be shared with border authorities requiring testing or proof of vaccination as a condition of international travel during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. A critical aspect is the fact that the information supplied is verified. It is a secure means to manage health requirements, much more efficient than paper processes.
With this app, IATA also aims to provide governments with the confidence to reopen borders without imposing quarantines on incoming travelers.