Ethiopian Airlines joins African union to launch test and vaccine passport

posted on 17th March 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Ethiopian Airlines joins African union to launch test and vaccine passport

Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the implementation of travel pass, Mr. Getinet Tadesse, Chief Information Officer at Ethiopian Airlines Said: “We are offering new digital opportunities to our passengers so as to fully and safely restore air travel. We are pleased to have introduced a digital platform that will be pivotal in increasing the number of passengers while making air travel safer. The solution is capable of addressing passengers’ travel needs during COVID -19 pandemic as it helps them validate their test and vaccination documents before departure. As a safety first airline, we are striving to make travel safe and seamless especially with regard to the implementation of COVID 19 prevention strategies.”

Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC, welcoming Ethiopian’s pioneering spirit, also underscored how such partnerships are critical in the present context: “The scale of the challenge presented by Covid-19 demands an unprecedented level of both innovation and cooperation, which is why Ethiopian’s laudable decision to come on board Trusted Travel marks a watershed in the continent’s ongoing fightback against this pandemic’s quest to suppress the Africa’s development ambitions.”