American Airlines Expands Pre-flight Testing Program.

Preflight testing to launch for new destinations in the Caribbean, Latin America and Hawaii

Preflight COVID testing seems like it could be on its way to becoming a baseline amenity offered by all major airlines.

American Airlines is expanding its current preflight testing program to additional destinations, further opening the world for customers who want to travel. The airline will now offer preflight testing options to more destinations than any other U.S. carrier.

In November, preflight testing will be available for all American flights to Belize, Grenada, St. Lucia and the Hawaiian Islands.

Beginning Nov.16, passengers traveling from Miami, Florida, to Belize, Grenada, and St. Lucia will be offered pre-flight COVID-19 testing with a convenient at-home testing option.

“Customers cannot board flights to St. Lucia without presenting a negative test result. Pre-arrival registration is mandatory; customers should visit for the latest information on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements,” American stated.

American said travelers could expect results within an average of 48 hours.

“As of this announcement, travelers who present a negative test upon arrival will be exempt from the state’s 14-day quarantine,” American said.


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