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smallIngapore will receive visitors using a mobile travel document containing digital certificates for COVID-19 testing and vaccines from next month, the aviation regulator said on Monday, making it one of the first countries to adopt the initiative.

Singapore will accept the International Air Transport Association (IATA) travel card for pre-departure checks, where travelers can obtain permission to travel and enter Singapore by showing a smartphone app containing their data from accredited laboratories.

The pass was successfully tested by Singapore Airlines. More than 20 carriers, including Emirates, Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines, are also testing the crossing.

“The success of our joint efforts will make IATA’s cooperation with the Government of Singapore a model for others to follow,” IATA Director-General Willie Walsh said in a statement.

Travelers from most countries are currently required to take the COVID-19 swab test before departure within 72 hours of their flight to travel to Singapore, with the results presented at airport check-in and check-out. arrival.

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