American Airlines announced that, in order to facilitate folks' travel plans, it will now offer at-home PCR tests to those flying to Belize, Grenada and St. Lucia. Testing will also be offered to people flying to the Hawaiian islands from Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix.
The program, which the airline is launching in partnership with LetsGetChecked, is kicking off on November 16. As a general statement, test results will take about 48 hours to process, technically just in time for people to safely move ahead with their travel plans.
Each destination asks visitors to follow a different set of requirements. Those traveling to Belize, for example, will have to test within 72 hours of departure. If heading to St. Lucia or Grenada, guidelines require you to test negative within seven days of your flight.
The pre-flight testing option was already available to passengers on trips to Jamaica and the Bahamas. The expansion of the program clearly reflects its success.
"Our initial pre-flight testing has performed remarkably well, including terrific customer feedback about the ease and availability of testing options," said Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, in an official press release by the company. "The next phase is an invigorating step forward in American's relentless pursuit of reopening international travel and driving industry recovery while delivering a safe and positive travel experience."
Hopefully, as the services expand to include more routes and airlines, people all over the country will feel safe enough to finally book a much-needed vacation.
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