Chile Trials VeriFLY Digital Health Pass with American Airlines

[01 Dec 2020]
American Airlines has partnered with the government of Chile to offer customers access to VeriFLY,
a new mobile wellness wallet solution.

The VeriFLY app,
from the identity assurance company Daon, is designed to
help travelers easily understand COVID19 requirements for their
destination and streamline airport check-in through digital
verification to ensure customers have completed those
requirements.

Beginning 7 December, customers traveling between
Miami International Airport (MIA) and Santiago, Chile (SCL) will
have the opportunity to test the new solution at no cost by
creating a secure profile and confirming details for their trip.
The app can be utilized on both ends of the travel journey for
seamless verification. The app was initially only available for
customers traveling to Jamaica.


“It is incredibly valuable
that airlines are innovating with new technology to adapt to the
demands of a new way of doing tourism, helping encourage the
reactivation of international travel, especially at a time when
Chile is opening its borders,” said Andrea Wolleter, National
Director of Chile’s National Tourism Service (SERNATUR). “Today we
are promoting responsible and safe tourism through the adoption of
protocols which now provide a better travel experience, helping
simplify procedures while respecting health security measures.”

American is also expanding its partnership with LetsGetChecked to
give more customers access to at-home PCR testing with observation
by a medical professional via virtual visit.

Customers
traveling to Chile will have access to preflight COVID19 testing
on flights beginning 7 December. Testing must be complete within 72
hours of departure.

For travel beginning 9 December, customers
traveling from the U.S. to the U.S. Virgin Islands will have
access to the testing program on the following flights:

Flights to
Cyril E. King Airport (STT) in St. Thomas from American’s hubs in
Charlotte (CLT), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA), Chicago
(ORD) and Philadelphia (PHL).

Flights to Henry E. Rohlsen
Airport (STX) in St. Croix from CLT and MIA.

Testing must be complete within five days of
departure.

Since
American announced its preflight COVID19 testing program in
October, LetsGetChecked is now available for all
of the carrier’s flights to Belize, Grenada, St. Lucia and the
Hawaiian Islands.

“The U.S. Virgin
Islands is pleased to announce its participation in the preflight
COVID19 testing program offered by American Airlines through LetsGetChecked. Through this initiative, we continue to
demonstrate our commitment to keeping our residents and visitors
safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“This easy-to-use, at-home solution adds another layer of
protection and confidence for those traveling to the Territory,
allowing them to focus on their unique reasons for choosing the
USVI.”

American resumed passenger flights to Chile on 5 August and is
currently operating a daily service between MIA and SCL. To keep
commerce and essential goods moving during the pandemic, the
carrier operated cargo-only flights between MIA and SCL from June
through October and continues to transport cargo on its passenger flights. To date, the airline has moved more than 1.7 million
kilos of cargo to Chile, including pharmaceuticals and critical
medical supplies.

During the pandemic, American continued operating
flights to
the U.S. Virgin Islands – both St. Thomas (STT) and St. Croix
(STX) – and is currently flying more than 50 weekly flights to STT
from its hubs in CLT, DFW, MIA, ORD and PHL, as well as more than
20 weekly flights to STX from CLT and MIA.

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