Vietnam Airlines’ Flight VN310 between Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport and Tokyo’s Narita airport has been the first of the national flag carrier to pilot the application of the International Air Transport Association Travel Pass.
The pilot launch of digital health passport by Vietnam Airlines is part of the cooperation agreement signed by the national flag carrier and the International Air Transport Association in May.
The trial will continue to run on its flights between Hanoi and Tokyo until the end of August and on a flight between Hanoi and London on September 2.
To be eligible to participate in the programme, passengers must be over 18 years old and have a certificate of negative COVID-19 test results issued by testing facilities registered with the association.
The airline hopes that the successful test of the electronic health passport will be the basis for the Vietnamese Government to consider officially recognising this mechanism, speeding up the resumption of international flights in the near future.