International Air Carriers Association to launch a travel permit in March

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International Air Carriers Association (IATA) announces the launch of a travel permit in late March 2021.

A digital system for test results and vaccination certificates will be in place to help international travels, Reuters reports.

It is essential that governments start issuing digital vaccination certificates to citizens, which will serve as the basis for the travel permit, IATA said.

The IATA travel permit will put test results for COVID-19 and vaccination certificates in a digital format, which will speed up the check-in process.

This summer will be very important for many airlines which are trying to survive the restrictions imposed to stop the coronavirus pandemic.

IATA represents approximately 290 airlines worldwide, equivalent to 82% of global air traffic.