Qantas to introduce digital ‘health pass’ for international flights

Passengers looking to fly internationally with Qantas will have to show a digital “health pass” before they can fly.

Qantas and Jetstar will use the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass on international routes to verify that passengers have either been vaccinated or tested negative to Covid 19.

“We want to get our international flights back in the air and our people back to work and a digital health pass will be a key part of that,” said Qantas Group chief customer officer, Stephanie Tully.

“Many governments are already requiring proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test result for international travel. Even if it wasn’t a government requirement, Qantas has always been a leader in safety and we have a responsibility to our customers and crew.

“A digital health pass will connect customers with COVID testing facilities, health authorities and airlines, and ultimately enable the opening of more travel bubbles and borders.

“The IATA Travel Pass will allow travellers to have their COVID test results and vaccine information verified securely, which will be their green light to fly internationally with us.”