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01/03/2021 By : Nida Kapadia

Malaysia Airlines to Introduce Digital Travel Health Pass, Reopening Travel to The World.

 

Malaysia Airlines to Introduce Digital Travel Health Pass, Reopening Travel to The World

#FlyConfidently with MH London,

1 March 2021: Malaysia Airlines is excited to announce its plansto introduce the Digital Travel Health Pass, available exclusively on the Malaysia Airlines mobile app.

Incorporating modules from the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass, it will help passengers to enjoy a safe and streamlined journey as global travel resumes.

For example, the Digital Travel Health Pass will allow passengers to make appointments with certified medical partners to carry out a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, or upload their COVID-19 vaccination certificate. In addition to this, passengers can verify their travel eligibility with the airline before departure, to ensure that they are complying with global travel restrictions, and share their status with local authorities.

This digital ID will also pave the way for Malaysia Airlines’ passengers to eventually take advantage of contactless technology options throughout their journey.

Through combining these features, the Digital Travel Health Pass will make meeting international travel requirements straightforward and manageable for Malaysia Airlines’ passengers.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Aviation Group, Izham Ismail, said: “We are excited to make history together with IATA, and help reopen travel nationally and worldwide. Part of our promise to ensure passengers can Fly Confidently, the Digital Travel Health Pass will open the way for us to take the brave next step into the world in a post-pandemic time, instilling confidence in our passengers and providing access to an easy-to-navigate way to prepare for their upcoming travels.”

As a central part to the airline’s commitment to provide safe travels to its passengers during this critical and challenging time, the travel health pass is the one-step solution in ensuring all passengers can travel safely while maintaining that all the necessary precautions are taken in limiting the spread of the virus. Creating a contactless journey with travel documents stored securely on the platform, passengers will enjoy a safer, end-to-end seamless travel experience.

“Partnering with Malaysia Airlines to integrate IATA Travel Pass into the airlines’ own app is an important milestone for the IATA Travel Pass. It will demonstrate the apps interoperability, an important feature supporting its global uptake. Built with data privacy, security and convenience in mind, the IATA travel app is a solution that both governments and passengers can trust whether it is stand-alone or incorporated into an airline’s own travel app,” said Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President Airport, Passenger, Cargo, Security.

Malaysia Airlines is working closely with the relevant authorities to roll out the health pass and will be sharing more detailsin the coming weeks. Download the Malaysia Airlines app today, to keep updated on the Health Pass’s latest updates and be one of the first to Fly Malaysia worldwide once again.

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About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines carries up to 40,000 guests daily on memorable journeys inspired by Malaysia’s diverse richness. Malaysia Airlines embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia,capturing its rich traditions, cultures and cuisines via its inimitable Malaysian Hospitality across all customer touch points.

Since September 2015, the airline has been owned and operated by Malaysia Airlines Berhad. It is part of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global aviation organisation that comprises of different aviation business portfolios aimed at serving Malaysian air travel needs. Via our alliance with oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines offers superior connectivity with seamless journeys to 1,000 destinations across 150 plus countries, and access to over 650 airport lounges worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.malaysiaairlines.com

For media enquiries, please contact: Daisy Birch / Ella Morris / Gerard Lyons

malaysiaairlines@powerscourt-group.com +44 (0)20 7250 1446

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