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American Airlines Becomes First US Carrier to Introduce Health Passport for International Travel

The carrier has become the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel from all international destinations. Customers traveling to the U.S. can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other requirements from January 23, 2021.

American Airlines Boeing 737NG - Courtesy American Airlines

On Thursday (January 14, 2021), American Airlines announced that they will become the first U.S. carrier to introduce a health passport for inbound passengers to the United States from all international destinations. Starting January 23, 2021, customers can use the VeriFLY app to confirm COVID-19 testing and other travel requirements. American Airlines is expanding access to the app in support of the U.S. Government’s new requirement that all passengers over the age of two traveling to the U.S. from any international destination test negative for COVID-19 within three days of departure. In Thursday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Vice President of Customer Experience, Julie Rath, said,

“We’re expanding our work with VeriFLY to quickly evolve our usage of the app and make international travel easier for our customers. We support the implementation of a global program to require COVID-19 testing for travelers to the United States, and we want to do everything we can to make travel a seamless experience for customers. We’ve received positive feedback about the app so far and look forward to more customers having the opportunity to use it.”

American Airlines customers can already use VeriFLY to streamline travel between the U.S. and several countries including Jamaica, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The VeriFLY app is simple and convenient to use after being downloaded from the IOS App Store or Google Play Store. Customers then create an account, enter their destination and upload the required documentation including proof of a negative COVID-19 test. American Airlines advises customers to review all destination travel requirements including any restrictions on passport or point of origin.

Source: American Airlines


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