American Airlines has announced that it will now accept mobile health wallet Verifly at all of its airports in the US.
Verifly is a digital health passport which allows customers to upload documents such as negative Covid-19 test results to an app to meet various countries’ travel requirements.
Starting today, customers travelling from American Airlines’ domestic airports will have the option to use the free app to upload required documents for travel on the airline. This will apply to direct and connecting flights from the carrier’s US airports to the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Jamaica.
The partnership with Verifly was initially introduced in November 2020, with trials on the carrier’s flights from (or connecting through) Miami International airport to the Jamaican destinations of Montego Bay and Kingston. Recently, the airline introduced the Verifly health passport for international flights to the US.
This news comes after the announcement that joint business and Oneworld partner British Airways will begin to trial Verifly for flights from London to the US from February 4.
Commenting on the expansion, Julie Rath, Vice President of Customer Experience, said:
“We are constantly looking at ways to make travel easier and simpler for our customers, and navigating testing requirements and validation is a big piece of that.
“All of our airports will now accept customers’ testing verification via the Verifly app, which is a great expansion of our trial from MIA that began last fall. With more partners like British Airways and others across the industry expanding their acceptance of Verifly, we can further our common goal of preventing the spread of Covid-19 and ensure compliance with local regulations that have been put in place to protect our customers and team members.”
To find out more about the various vaccine passports on trial at the moment, see our feature: