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  • Joe Breitfeller

JetBlue and CommonPass Launch Digital Health Pass for Customers Traveling to Aruba From Boston

In partnership with the Government of Aruba and COVID-19 testing companies Vault and XpresCheck, JetBlue and The Commons Project Foundation have launched CommonPass at Boston’s Logan International Airport for customers traveling to Aruba.

JetBlue Airbus A320 'Blue Sapphire' - Courtesy JetBlue

On Wednesday (March 17, 2021), JetBlue announced the launch of CommonPass at Boston Logan International Airport, for customers traveling to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba. The digital health pass collaboration has been developed in Partnership with the Government of Aruba, COVID-19 testing companies Vault and XpresCheck, The Commons Project Foundation, and JetBlue. The testing companies will provide COVID-19 testing at home or at the airport prior to travel. The CommonPass platform enables safer travel and facilitates entry, where travelers can simply scan their passports to verify entry requirements have been met.

The first eligible flight landed in Aruba on Tuesday (March 16, 2021) and the program will continue for all flights between Boston and Aruba. JetBlue plans on expanding CommonPass availability for guests traveling to Aruba from all cities in the their network. Customers arriving in Aruba require a negative COVID-19 test, either within 72 hours of, or upon arrival. Vault provides supervised at-home PCR testing, while XpresCheck conducts in-person testing and customers can streamline their arrival in Aruba by downloading the CommonPass app. CommonPass users will have dedicated immigration lanes in Aruba for seamless entry.

In Wednesday’s announcement, The Commons Project Foundation’s CEO, Paul Meyer, said,

“CommonPass and the CommonTrust Network provide passengers, airlines and governments with a trusted system to digitally verify that an international traveler meets entry requirements upon arrival. Our registry of health data sources -- information from labs, pharmacies, hospitals and health departments -- is essential to giving the public the confidence to once again travel, attend events and enjoy activities they did prior to COVID-19.”

Also commenting on the CommonPass launch in Boston, JetBlue’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Joanna Geraghty, added,

“As one of the first airlines in the world to partner with CommonPass and the CommonTrust Network, we are excited to again lead the way in providing another layer of safety to air travel in the United States and around the world. Our partners in the Aruban government and the Aruba Tourism Authority have a long history of promoting seamless travel to Aruba, and by using digital health passes to verify that a customer meets entry requirements upon arrival, JetBlue, CommonPass, and Aruba are leveraging leading edge technology to restore both customer confidence and air travel. JetBlue customers traveling to Aruba will enjoy an expedited way to enter the country on arrival, while also having peace of mind that they safely meet Aruba’s entry criteria.”

The CommonPass enrollment process starts by downloading the app prior to the flight. Next, customers will be tested at home via Vault, or in-person at the airport with XpresCheck. Once tested, customers enter an ‘invitation code’ into the CommonPass app and upload their negative COVID-19 test results. All guests traveling to Aruba must also fill out an online ‘ED Card’ which includes their negative PCR test results. CommonPass users can add their pass ID to pre-verify with Aruba that they have been cleared for travel. Finally, customers will use the dedicated CommonPass immigration lanes upon arrival in Aruba and start their island getaway sooner.

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.

Source: JetBlue

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