- American Airlines will launch a “health passport” for international travelers heading to the United States.
- Passengers can use the Verifly app to upload negative COVID-19 test results and other required documents.
- The app will be available to American Airlines customers on January 23.
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American Airlines is launching a mobile “health passport” for international travelers arriving in the United States since Jan. 23, the airline said Thursday.
The airline’s announcement follows a decision by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday to require negative COVID-19 testing or evidence of COVID-19 recovery from all travelers entering the country. USA since January 26
To meet the new CDC’s demands, Americans will use Verifly’s mobile app platform to create health passports. The app will then allow travelers to confirm their travel requirements and upload negative COVID-19 test results and other documents needed to fly into the US.
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The airline was the first in the country to introduce this type of health passport system, according to Americans, and could theoretically be used to prove similar vaccinations if needed in the future.
“We support the implementation of a global program to establish COVID-19 testing for travelers to the United States, and we want to do everything we can to make traveling a seamless experience for our customers,” said Julie Rath, VP of Customer Experience at www.covid.net American Airlines said in a statement.
Mobile health passports will be available to American Airline pilots from January 23. US travelers flying to Jamaica, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras can now access the app.
The introduction of such passports is not the only tactic used by American Airlines to ease travel during the coronavirus outbreak. Last month, the airline announced it would begin offering $ 129 at home PCR tests to help travelers avoid quarantine.