SAUDIA Pilot of IATA Travel Pass
SAUDIA guests travelling some selected flights are invited to use the IATA Travel Pass mobile App to comply with travel and health requirements.
SAUDIA is one of the first airlines to adopt the digital pass to make the guest journey much easier.
With IATA Travel Pass, your travel experience will be much safer and more seamless. SAUDIA guests who try the Travel Pass will have the following benefits:
- Trying the most innovative travel solution to comply with health regulations and travel requirements.
- Securely and privately sharing Covid-19 test results with SAUDIA in compliance with global privacy regulations.
- Easier trusted labs locating and certificate sharing.
What we offer for the trial
- Complimentary Alfursan Loyalty Program membership.
- Complimentary admission to business lounge (subject to COVID-19 protocols).
- Non ALFURSAN members, can enroll online or via our mobile App.
Who can use IATA Travel Pass
- SAUDIA guests who received an email with an access code to use the app.
- Guests holding regular passports or e-passports (Biometric).
- Guests with iPhone 7 or later (minimum iOS 13.3) or Android phone (minimum Android 6.0).
How to use the App
To guide you through the IATA Travel Pass app, please find below two videos:
1. Digital identity + Basic Features
2. Flights, testing, and airport journey
How to install the App
To download and install the IATA Travel Pass app, plesae follow one of options:
1. From your iPhone, open App Store and search “IATA Travel Pass” to install it.
2. Use the phone camera to scan the QR code if you're browsing the desktop website.
* Plesae, use the “invitation code” sent within the invitation message to access the app
Authorized Test Labs
Authorized Test Labs in Malaysia
Authorized Test Labs in UAE
|LAB NAME||Address||Network Name|
|Life Diagnostics "Life Dx."||Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street - Marina Plaza Building
|Life Diagnostics (Life Dx.)|
|Premier Diagnostic Center||Salahuddin Road
Al Muteena Building, Ground Floor
|Prime Medical Center- Jumeirah||Al Ferdous 1 - Al Wasl Rd
|Mediclinic City Hospital||Dubai Healthcare City
|Mediclinic Dubai Mall||Financial Center Rd
|Mediclinic Parkview Hospital||3 Umm Suqeim St
Al BarshaAl Barsha South
|Mediclinic Welcare Hospital||2nd St
|Screen4 / Mediclinic||The H Dubai hotel - 1 Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade CentreTrade Centre 1
|Unilabs Covid - Abu Dhabi||0 Floor, C18- Corniche Building - Abu Dhabi
|Unilabs Covid - Dubai||AlHudaiba Awards Buildings, 2nd December Interchange - Jumeirah St
1st Floor, Block B
IMPORTANT NOTE !
Regardless of the IATA Travel Pass usage during this trial, please, bring your PCR test result (printed or presentable by electronic means) as Immigration and Health Authorities may require it. Additionally, please make sure that all travel/entry requirements in Saudi Arabia are met, including passport and valid visa (if applicable).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
WHAT IS THE IATA TRAVEL PASS APPLICATION?
The IATA Travel Pass application is a mobile application that enables you to create a digital version of your passport on your mobile phone. You can then securely share your passport details with clinics so that they can verify your digital identity before sending back your electronic COVID-19 test result. The test result is then validated against the travel rules enabling you to show and share evidence that you are fit to fly.
WHY SHOULD I USE THE IATA TRAVEL PASS APPLICATION?
The IATA Travel Pass app is an industry initiative enabling you to securely share your passport details and COVID-19 results with clinics, airline, airport and immigration authorities. This means you can avoid having to hand over your physical documents such as your passport and COVID-19 test result saving time at airport check points.
Similarly using an electronic version of your passport is safer than using a physical passport. If your phone is lost or stolen, no one can access your electronic passport details!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you scan the QR code at the clinic this establishes a secured connection between the IATA Travel pass app on your phone and the clinic. This connection is used for the clinic to validate your digital identity and send the test result directly to your phone when the lab completes the analysis. The application then validates the test result against the travel rules for your itinerary to let you know if the test meets the requirements. You can then show the attestation that you are ready to fly to your airline to speed up the airport verification process.
HOW DO I USE THE IATA TRAVEL PASS APPLICATION?
To use the IATA Travel Pass application, you need to have an ePassport and a compatible phone. Once downloaded, you can create your digital identity and load your flights by:
- Taking a selfie and a short video of your face.
- Scanning your passport.
- Loading your trips.
- Following the instructions given by the notifications presented on your phone.
HOW DO I ADD MY PASSPORT?
Open your passport on the photo page. Scan the two lines of characters at the bottom of the page as prompted by the App. If you cannot scan these lines you can also manually enter the details. Then place your open passport behind the phone so it can read the passport chip.
If the application does not manage to read the passport chip, then move the passport to a different place at the back of the phone. The chip is not in the same place for all passports, this is why you may need to move the phone/passport to be able to read the chip in your passport.
WHY CAN'T I SCAN MY PASSPORT?
You need to have an ePassport. If your passport does not contain an electronic chip, then you cannot use the application yet. If your passport has a chip, it will have a chip icon on the lower half of the front cover.
If you have a French or German passport you cannot use IATA Travel Pass as the legislation in your country does not allow anyone outside of specific government entities to access the data on the passport chip.
HOW DO I LOAD MY TRIPS?
You can load your flights by clicking on the "YOUR FLIGHTS" section of the App by selecting your airline and your day of travel.
WHY CAN'T I FIND MY AIRLINE IN THE IATA TRAVEL PASS APPLICATION?
When adding your flight, you can see the list of airlines partners of IATA Travel Pass. If you do not find your airline there it is because they have not joined yet.
Also, if you have two airlines in your reservation make sure you select the airline that sold you the ticket (marketing carrier).
WHERE IS MY DATA STORED?
All your information is stored on your phone, and IATA doesn’t save or even have access to your passport data.
When you share your data with a partner, the data is encrypted and sent directly from your phone to the partner. They only use it for the purpose you agree to and delete the data afterwards.
WHO CAN ACCESS MY DATA?
No one can access or share your data except you. If you choose not to share your data, no one will have access to it. When you choose to share your data with a partner, only that partner has access to that data.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DATA I HAVE SHARED?
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IATA TRAVEL PASS?
If you would like to learn more about IATA Travel Pass, please visit https://www.iata.org/en/youandiata/travelers/iata-travel-pass-for-travelers