European airlines warn digital COVID pass will cause travel chaos

The European Union’s plans for a digital COVID certificate are still “fragmented”, Europe’s air travel industry has warned.

Groups representing the continent’s largest airlines and airports have expressed fresh concerns that there will be long queues for travellers unless countries better coordinate the rollout of the certificate.

The letter of warning to EU leaders was signed by airports group ACI Europe, as well as airlines representative bodies A4E, IATA and ERA.

“Certificate verification will undermine smooth summer travel for EU passengers,” they said in a joint statement. “As passenger traffic increases in the coming weeks, the risk of chaos at European Airports is real.”

“Duplicate checks and lack of verification tools provided

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