Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass implementation to 10 global cities

(Edited Press Release)

Emirates, one of the first global airlines to pilot the IATA Travel Pass* in April, now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution to customers flying to 10 cities and plans to extend it to all routes across its network in the coming weeks.

“Over the past months, we have really accelerated our biometric, contactless, and digital travel verification projects to provide our customers with even greater convenience and assurance when they fly with Emirates,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer.

Emirates customers flying between Dubai and the following cities: London, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, New York JFK, Moscow, Frankfurt, Charles De Gaulle, and Amsterdam; can now use IATA Travel Pass to access the latest Covid-19 related travel information including the location of PCR test labs, and manage their Covid-19 travel documentation such as vaccination and latest PCR test results. Passengers on these flights will receive an SMS and email with the activation code and instructions on downloading the IATA Travel Pass app.

Since trials began, Emirates has worked closely with IATA and its partners to enhance the IATA Travel Pass experience based on customer feedback. The IATA Travel Pass app is now available to both iOS and Android users, and can also be used by customers with non-biometric passports.

Emirates customers can travel with confidence that every care has been taken to ensure their comfort and health, with comprehensive bio-safety protocols at every step of the journey, generous and flexible booking policies, and complimentary multi-risk travel insurance including COVID-19 cover with every flight.


*The IATA Travel Pass is a digital solution developed by the airline industry body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It aims to provide governments, airlines, laboratories, and passengers with up-to-date information on COVID-19 related regulations, and facilitate the secure flow of necessary information amongst all stakeholders.