He reported that prior to the epidemic, travelers had spent an average of 1.5 hours in travel processes such as check-in, security, border control, customs and baggage claims at airports.
However, current data indicate that processing time has increased to three hours during peak hours, with travel volume only 30 percent pre-crisis levels.
According to IATA, the largest increases occur in billing controls and borders (migration and immigration), where travel health certificates are primarily verified as paper documents.
He warned that modeling shows that time spent in airport processes can reach 5.5 hours per trip at a traffic level of 75 percent before Kovid-19 and if passenger transfers reach one hundred percent 8 hours. Period.
‘We have to automate the validation of vaccines and test certificates before traffic increases. Technical solutions exist, but governments must agree to digital certificate standards and align processes to accept them, and they must act quickly, ‘said Willie Walsh, director general of IATA.
According to experts, digital certificates have several advantages: avoiding fraudulent documentation, enabling advanced ‘ready-to-fly’ control by governments, and the risk of transmission of the virus by exchanging paper documents from one person to another. To reduce
They allow you to reduce queues, congestion and waiting times at airports and increase security by integrating them with self-service check-ins (via the Internet, kiosks or mobile phone applications).
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