The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)and the General Authority of Civil Aviation have signed an operational protocol agreement, which aims to establish a general framework for areas of cooperation between the two parties. It includes contributing to facilitating travel procedures and verifying the eligibility of health travelers according to international best practices of civil aviation legislation to protect the rights of travelers.
The agreement was signed by the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence, Chairman of the Authority, Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, and by the General Authority of Civil Aviation, by His Excellency the President of the Authority, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej, at the headquarters of the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence in Riyadh.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation also signed a memorandum of cooperation and support to link the health passport in the “Tawakulna” application of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which includes aspects related to facilitating travel procedures according to international best practices.
For his part, the President of the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, welcomed the existing cooperation between “SDAIA” and the Civil Aviation Authority, which is in line with the directives of the Saudi leadership, and its support for all technical initiatives that would support the digital transformation to facilitate the lives of citizens, residents and visitors.
This contributed to making the Kingdom at the forefront of the world and the most successful in harnessing technology to confront the Corona pandemic and its repercussions, and to assure the whole world that the human being and preserving his safety are at the forefront of its priorities.
It is noteworthy that the “Tawakkalna” application contributes to improving the travel experience in partnership with the relevant authorities, by automating and facilitating travel procedures.