JetBlue and the government of Aruba have partnered on a new digital health pass that will help travelers enter the Dutch Caribbean island more easily.
The carrier launched the partnership this week on service from Boston to Aruba.
So how does it work?
Aruba requires all travelers to test negative within 72 hours of or upon arrival.
JetBlue customers can use the carrier’s partner, Vault, for an at-home test or XpresCheck for in-person testing.
Once they’ve downloaded the CommonPass app, they can collect their test results on the app; when they arrive in Aruba, they’ll get a dedicated CommonPass immigration lane where they just have to scan their passport.
“CommonPass and the CommonTrust Network provide passengers, airlines and governments with a trusted system to digitally verify that an international traveler meets entry requirements upon arrival,” said Paul Meyer, CEO, The Commons Project Foundation. “Our registry of health data sources — information from labs, pharmacies, hospitals and health departments — is essential to giving the public the confidence to once again travel, attend events and enjoy activities they did prior to COVID-19.”
JetBlue has been working for several months with Vault, which offers at-home saliva tests for travelers.
“Vault’s saliva test has helped thousands of travelers safely get to their destinations during the pandemic through our partnerships with airlines, countries, and states,” said Vault Health Founder & CEO Jason Feldman. “Careful testing is a key to helping people move forward with the vacations and adventures they’ve missed over the past year. We are pleased to continue our partnership with CommonPass, JetBlue, and Aruba to streamline testing for travel, especially internationally. Vault’s test is convenient, quick, and provides accurate results to help keep travelers and residents safe.”
JetBlue plans to expand the program on more of its routes to Aruba in the coming weeks, the carrier said.
“Aruba is thrilled to offer Boston, one of our premier markets, the first CommonPass flights to our One happy island,” said Dangui Oduber, Aruba’s Minister of Tourism. “CommonPass travelers departing from Boston’s Logan International Airport will now arrive in Aruba via the most seamless entry way possible, ensuring their vacation starts the moment they land.”
Aruba is the first government to adopt the CommonPass platform.
For more on Aruba’s entry protocols for travelers, see here.