The company will provide the tool to the authorities to help reopen borders
Air transport IT provider SITA is making its Digital Travel Declaration technology solution freely available to governments.
The Digital Travel Declaration tool has been operational since October 2020 and allows passengers to share required travel and health documentation with governments ahead of travel.
The company will offer the entry-level configuration of the tool to government agencies around the world for a period of 12 months in order to help them safely reopen their borders.
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According to the company, inefficiencies and a lack of common standards around managing health documentation remain the single biggest obstacle to rebuilding the travel and tourism industry and supporting economic growth.
SITA Airports and Borders CEO David Lavorel said: “In many cases, today’s onerous health requirements are discouraging travellers from flying or leading to long lines at airports. As an industry-owned organisation working at the crossroads of airlines, airports and governments, we’re able to connect the dots and streamline processes around health documentation.
“Making Digital Travel Declaration freely available to governments will be an investment in the recovery of our industry, and one we hope will go some way towards addressing the challenges we all face today.”
For more information, visit www.sita.aero