Royal Brunei Airlines to trial IATA travel pass

Royal Brunei Airlines to trial IATA travel pass

In a step towards building confidence amongst passengers around the world to start travelling safely again when international borders reopen, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, joins a growing list of airlines around the world to trial the Travel Pass app developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The mobile app enables RB guests to securely and conveniently verify that they meet COVID-19 health requirements for their journey. With the app, guests will be able to create a digital health credential which will link guests’ test results, prove of vaccination and travel information to their verified identity. The app also allows them to see what travel and health requirements are required for their destination, eliminating the hassle of going through different websites to gather information.

“RB has recently been rated with the highest seven-star ratings against COVID-19 by the world’s best onestop airline safety and product review website, the introduction of the IATA Travel Pass app further cements our commitment to the health and safety of our guests which has played a central role in our corporate values” said Captain Hj Khalidkhan Hj Asmakhan, RB CEO.

“We are excited to work with IATA and the Brunei government in rolling out the app, this paired with the recent launch of Brunei’s vaccination strategy are definite boost to morale and a positive step towards safely reopening borders and connecting our guests to the rest of our network” he added.

“We are proud to partner with Royal Brunei Airlines and the Brunei government to trial IATA Travel Pass and demonstrate that this technology can securely, conveniently and efficiently help manage passenger travel health credentials. Our priority is restarting aviation, to support the thousands of people that work in the industry and its related industries, such as tourism. Health passes are the key to doing this safely. We look forward to working with Royal Brunei Airlines and the Brunei government to pilot acceptance of Travel Pass at the Brunei border,” said Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President Airport, Passenger, Cargo, and Security.

More information on the trial will be announced in the coming weeks. For information of RB’s current flight program, please visit

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