Royal Brunei Airlines Begins IATA Travel Pass Trial

posted on 3rd November 2021 by Gemma Keen
Royal Brunei Airlines Begins IATA Travel Pass Trial

As the world flies closer to global travel restart and in preparation for adopting digital COVID-19 health credential apps, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) announces that it will begin the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass trial on select routes from 08th until 28th November 2021.


Following the airline’s announcement to trial the app in May 2021, the IATA Travel Pass app will be eligible for RB guests travelling to Brunei from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and London.  


Developed by IATA, the mobile app enables travellers to securely and conveniently verify that they meet COVID-19 health requirements for their journey. With the app, travellers will create a digital passport that links their test results, proof of vaccination and travel information to their verified identity. The app also aims to pre-validate travellers with an “OK to Travel” before arrival at airports, to make airline and security processes faster.


“With international borders starting to reopen, the IATA Travel Pass is a vital tool towards building confidence amongst our guests to fly with RB and experience our award-winning service. This is a positive step towards facilitating reopening of borders, connecting our guests to the rest of our network and reviving Brunei’s tourism industry,” said Captain Sabirin Hj Abd Hamid, RB’s Acting CEO. 


“We are excited to work with Royal Brunei Airlines on the trial of the IATA Travel Pass. This will demonstrate that digital health apps can securely, conveniently, and efficiently manage travel health credentials. It is an important step towards restarting international air travel, giving governments the confidence that travelers satisfy health requirements for entry,” said Philip Goh, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific.


Travellers participating in the trial are encouraged to download the IATA Travel Pass on their mobile phones (available for iOS 13.2 above and Android 6.0 above) and set up their digital identity on the app before their pre-travel PCR test appointment at one of the labs in the IATA registry. At the appointment, travellers must inform the lab agent that they are participating in the IATA Travel Pass trial and have their physical passport in hand.


For detailed information on the trial and steps to set up the IATA Travel Pass, please visit