Singapore Airlines has successfully implemented the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass mobile application pilot on its flight to London, UK.

The implementation follows after the platform’s first full deployment with the carrier earlier this month.

As part of the trial, Singapore Airlines offered passengers travelling from Singapore to London the opportunity to participate in the pilot between 15 and 28 March.

The first traveller using the IATA Travel Pass app arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport on 17 March.

The travel pass is designed for digital health verification and stores information on passengers’ health, including whether they have had virus tests or vaccines.

Travellers can use the pass to create a secure digital version of their passport on their mobile phones, input flight details for any travel restrictions and requirements, and receive verified test results and a required confirmation for travelling.

IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said: “The successful implementation of IATA Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers demonstrates that technology can securely, conveniently and efficiently help travellers and governments to manage travel health credentials.

“The significance of this to re-starting international aviation cannot be overstated. It gives travellers a one-stop-shop to help them comply with the new rules for travel. And it’s a purpose-built means for airlines to manage the new travel requirements without drowning in inefficient and ineffective paper processes.”

Last month, IATA partnered with the government of the Republic of Panama and Copa Airlines to trial the IATA Travel Pass.