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American Airlines Adds Pre-Flight Testing for Puerto Rico

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 8, 2020

American Airlines has expanded its pre-flight testing program to Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

American, which has been steadily expanding its pre-flight program for flights to the Caribbean, will now introduce it for flights to San Juan. 

American has partnered on the program with health company LetsGetChecked, which facilitates at-home testing for travelers before their flights, depending on each individual destinations PCR testing window. 

“We’ve made great strides to help open international travel with our testing partners, and we recognize the need for similar domestic travel solutions,” said Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer for American Airlines. “As travel requirements continue to quickly evolve, we’re simplifying the research and COVID-19 testing fulfillment process for an overall more seamless travel experience.”

The program officially launches Dec. 9 for Puerto Rico. 

American recently expanded the program to the US Virgin Islands.

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with American Airlines and the opportunity to support their proactive safety measures,” said Peter Foley, CEO and Founder of LetsGetChecked. “Our at-home COVID-19 test exemplifies our mission to empower people to take an active role in their health whilst also allowing for a safe return to travel during this challenging time.”

For more on Puerto Rico’s entry protocols, see here

— CJ

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