After more than a year of sitting on the couch and sulking about the state of our world, things are finally improving, especially when it comes to travel.
More and more destinations now allow vaccinated travelers to enter without a negative COVID-19 test or without having to quarantine. To make it easier to prove that you are fully vaccinated, American Airlines is launching a digital vaccine passport in its Health Pass mobile app. American Airlines itself does not require vaccinations for customers to travel.
The airline company announced in a press release that its VeriFLY health pass app – which was previously used to confirm negative COVID-19 test results before travel to streamline registration – will begin to include vaccination verification. Deployment will begin for trips to the Bahamas, El Salvador and Guatemala, but is expected to include other destinations soon.
“VeriFLY gives customers the peace of mind that they can meet the travel requirements of their destination and save significant time at the airport,” Vice President of Customer Experience Julie Rath said in the release. hurry. “As countries reopen to those who have been vaccinated, we stand ready with VeriFLY to help our customers travel with confidence.”
It’s that simple. The app allows you to securely upload your vaccination documentation by taking a photo of the front and back of your card. VeriFLY will then verify that it meets the requirements for your destination and give you a simple pass or fail. And as an added benefit, using the VeriFLY app will allow you to use expedited check-in lanes at select airports.
The app is available for download in the iOS App Store and on the Google Play Store. It can also be used with American Airlines partner companies including Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Japan Air Lines, and Qantas.
Megan Schaltegger is a writer at Thrillist.