Ryanair has launched a COVID-19 Travel Wallet, allowing customers to upload health documents such as negative PCR tests and vaccination certificates.
The airline says that the new COVID-19 Travel Wallet will make travel “as seamless as possible for customers”.
Passengers will be able to upload COVID-19 related documents in one single location on the airline’s mobile app.
Ryanair said it is confident that the successful implementation of COVID-19 vaccines will allow the current travel restrictions to be lifted in time for the summer holiday season. In the meantime, passengers can use the airline’s COVID-19 Travel Wallet to ease their journey through the airport.
Dara Brady, Marketing Director, Ryanair, said: “We are delighted to launch the Ryanair COVID-19 Travel Wallet as we prepare for the return of family holidays this summer. Many Ryanair customers will be taking their first holiday in over a year, adhering to new travel guidelines and the COVID-19 Travel Wallet will allow customers to store all of their COVID-19 documents such as PCR test results, passenger locator forms and vaccine certificates in one location with zero fuss or paperwork to worry about.”
He added: “Ryanair’s Summer 2021 schedules are already on sale – subject to changing Government travel restrictions – and we believe that once the high-risk/elderly population of Europe is vaccinated by the end of May or June, travel restrictions will be relaxed and air travel will experience a bounce back from pent-up customer demand that will see European families travelling again for well-earned summer holidays to the beaches of Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece this summer. We look forward to welcoming our customers and their families back on board in summer 2021.”
In a recent address to the parliamentary transport select committee, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary stated that the airline is not a great supporter of a vaccine passport, saying that getting international agreement will likely delay plans to resume travel this summer.