American Airlines Takes First Steps to Open International Markets to Travel with Preflight COVID-19 Testing

Testing can offer assist patron health and reserve while assisting to free markets to tourism

  • Initial contrast module for Jamaica to start during Miami (MIA) subsequent month.
  • American is intent with a Bahamas and CARICOM (The Caribbean Community) to enhance module opposite a Caribbean.
  • Preflight contrast will also shortly be accessible for transport from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Hawaii.

FORT WORTH, Texas ? As partial of an ongoing bid to assistance strengthen patron health and safety, enthuse certainty in atmosphere transport and allege a industry’s liberation from a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, American Airlines is collaborating with several unfamiliar governments to start charity preflight COVID-19 contrast for business roving to general destinations, starting with Jamaica and a Bahamas. The conduit skeleton to enhance a module to additional markets in a weeks and months ahead.

“The pestilence has altered a business in ways we never could have expected, though all a while, a whole American Airlines organisation has energetically tackled a plea of reimagining a proceed we broach a safe, healthy and beguiling transport knowledge for a customers,” pronounced Robert Isom, President of American Airlines. “Our devise for this initial proviso of preflight contrast reflects a skill and caring a organisation is putting into rebuilding certainty in atmosphere travel, and we perspective this as an critical step in a work to accelerate an contingent liberation of demand.”

Jamaica

American has reached agreement with Jamaica to launch an initial contrast module during a Miami International Airport (MIA) heart subsequent month. The initial proviso of contrast will be for Jamaican residents roving to their home country. If a newcomer tests disastrous for COVID-19 forward of drifting with American, a 14-day quarantine now in place for returning Jamaican residents would be waived. Following a successful commander program, a design is to open this contrast custom for all passengers roving to Jamaica, including U.S. citizens. The timing of such a intensity proclamation is to be determined.

“I appreciate American Airlines for initiating these efforts to safeguard reserve and certainty for travelers from a United States, and for heading with Jamaica as a commander for a COVID-19 contrast program,” pronounced Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to a United States. “This is timely, given a government’s ongoing examination in team-work with a Global Initiative for Health and Safety organisation of a stream protocols ruling transport to a island, and it could be a game-changer, not only for tourism, though also for other pivotal sectors of a economy that have been negatively impacted by a ongoing pandemic.”

The Bahamas and CARICOM

American also has started operative with a Bahamas and CARICOM to launch identical contrast programs that would concede transport to a region. American’s subsequent general module will be with a Bahamas and is approaching to launch subsequent month. Details on a protocols for that nation will follow.

“We are so gratified that American Airlines has enclosed The Bahamas in their preflight contrast module and for their continued joining to mitigating a widespread of coronavirus,” pronounced Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation for a Bahamas. “Miami is a vital gateway to a islands, and we trust predeparture contrast will emanate critical efficiencies, while ensuring a health and reserve of both a visitors and residents.”

As a initial preflight contrast programs start to launch, American is also actively intent with CARICOM, an integrated organisation of 20 Caribbean countries, about expanding a module to additional Caribbean markets.

“We are gratified that American Airlines has taken a lead to trigger this sparkling COVID-19 predeparture contrast program,” pronounced Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and a Grenadines, and Chairman of CARICOM. “The Caribbean Community welcomes this critical swell to re-open markets with a health and reserve of a adults being of peerless importance, and we’ll be monitoring this module really closely as it ramps adult in a region.”

Preflight contrast for transport to Hawaii

In further to a efforts in opening general markets to travel, American has been operative with a supervision of Hawaii to rise a array of options that fit a Hawaiian mandate for transport to a state. Starting Oct. 15, a airline will start a preflight COVID-19 contrast module during a Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) heart for business roving to Hawaii, in partnership with LetsGetChecked, CareNow and a DFW Airport.

Beginning subsequent month, American will offer 3 options for preflight contrast to business with flights from DFW to Honolulu (HNL) and Maui (OGG):

  • At-home exam from LetsGetChecked, celebrated by a medical veteran around practical visit, with formula approaching in 48 hours on average.
  • In-person contrast during a CareNow obligatory caring location.
  • Onsite fast testing, administered by CareNow, during DFW.

Testing contingency be finished within 72 hours of a final leg of departure. Travelers who exam disastrous will be free from a state’s 14-day quarantine.

American’s Clean Commitment
American’s preflight contrast module will offer as a pivotal component of a airline’s Clean Commitment, a multifaceted proceed to giving business assent of mind when they travel. American has also launched a travel tool, powered by Sherpa, to make transport formulation easier for business who are fervent to reconnect with a people and places that matter most.

About LetsGetChecked
LetsGetChecked is a direct-to-consumer at-home health contrast and insights company. Offering an end-to-end model, LetsGetChecked’s Sure-track Test offers consumers an FDA EUA-authorized Coronavirus at-home contrast solution. The at-home Coronavirus (COVID-19) exam incorporates a nasal bandage and PCR lab analysis, charity available and secure formula on normal 48 hours on receipt in a lab.

About CareNow®
Since 1993, CareNow has been committed to providing high-quality family care, obligatory caring and occupational medicine services in a North Texas area. Open 7 days a week and weeknights until 9 p.m., CareNow has over 40 North Texas locations providing convenient, peculiarity and cost-effective obligatory caring and is accredited by AAAHC and UCA. CareNow is dependent with Medical City Healthcare. Medical City Healthcare has 46 obligatory caring centers in North Texas: CareNow (42) and Medical City Children’s Urgent Care (4).

About CARICOM
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a organisation of twenty countries: fifteen Member States and 5 Associate Members. It is home to approximately sixteen million citizens, 60% of whom are underneath a age of 30, and from a categorical racial groups of Indigenous Peoples, Africans, Indians, Europeans, Chinese, Portuguese and Javanese. The Community is multi-lingual; with English as a vital denunciation complemented by French and Dutch and variations of these, as good as African and Asian expressions.

About American Airlines Group
American’s purpose is to caring for people on life’s journey. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq underneath a ticker pitch AAL and a company’s batch is enclosed in a SP 500. Learn some-more about what’s function during American by visiting news.aa.com and bond with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and during Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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