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Covid-19: British Airways plans app-based travel pass

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 15th March, 2021 10:54:41 AM
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British Airways is planning to make it easier for passengers to prove they are safe to travel once they have been vaccinated against Covid.

Under the plans, people who have had both jabs will be able to register their status on BA's smartphone app.

The airline's chief executive, Sean Doyle, hailed the UK's "great progress" in tackling the pandemic.

Last month, BA owner IAG called for digital health passes "to reopen our skies safely".

IAG's boss, Luis Gallego, said at the time that the airline group wanted international common testing standards for travel.

The UK government has said it will give the go-ahead for a return to international travel on 17 May at the earliest.

The announcement prompted a flood of bookings, but it remains unclear which routes will be available.

(BBC)