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American Airlines launches VeriFLY Digital Health Passport

American Airlines has launched the VeriFLY Digital Health Passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.

Photo: American Airlines

Travellers flying to the United States can benefit from the app, which streamlines verification of COVID-19 tests and other health documentation, starting 23rd January,2021.

According to a press release, the airline is expanding access to the app in support of the U.S. government’s requirement that all passengers 2 years of age and older travelling to the United States from any international location test negative for COVID-19 within 3 calendar days of departure.

Currently, passengers can already use VeriFLY on flights from the US to Jamaica, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The airline said that thousands of customers have already travelled using the app.

VeriFLY can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play Store. Travellers can then create an account, input a destination, and upload necessary documentation including a negative COVID-19 test result.

A step-by-step guide on how to use the VeriFLY app. Photo: American Airlines

The App launch comes after the United States announced that it would require a negative COVID-19 test from all inbound travellers aged 2 years and older starting 26th January,2021.

“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.”

said Julie Rath, Vice President of Customer Experience, American Airlines.

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