Monday, March 15, 2021

Passengers on BA flights to India can upload Covid test results

British Airways customers eligible to travel to India under the current restrictions are now able to upload negative Covid-19 test results and other travel declaration forms via the airline’s website before travel.

The initiative, running separately to BA’s partnership with the VeriFly app, is being trialled as part of the national flag carrier’s efforts to simplify the departure process as it prepares for the return of international travel when non-essential is allowed again.

British Airways said the trial is due to expanded to other destinations in the coming weeks and hopes to add the functionality to its app, allowing passengers to upload documents directly from their smart phones.

Documents that could be uploaded include negative Covid test results and/or proof of a vaccination if it is required by the government of the destination.

On all flights currently operating from London to India, BA will be able to certify that passengers have the correct documentation needed for their flight before they arrive at the airport, allowing them to check-in online and avoid queuing in the terminal.

Customers will receive an email directing them to the ‘Manage My Booking’ function on three days before they are due to depart. There, they can find the relevant entry requirements, including a negative Covid-19 test result and a digital declaration form. Customers will then upload each document via ‘Manage My Booking’ which will be certified by the airline within six hours to ensure they meet the entry requirements.

15/03/21 Ben Ireland/Travel Weekly

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