This month, American Airlines will begin offering travelers to Jamaica access to a mobile app that verifies they have met testing and documentation requirements for travel, giving them expedited airport processing. The carrier is partnering with biometrics and identity assurance company Daon to provide its VeriFly app for travelers flying from Miami (MIA) to both Montego Bay and Kingston. Prior to their trip, travelers can create a profile and confirm their flight information, that they have a negative COVID-19 test and any other required documentation for travel. The app gives them a “pass” message if they meet all requirements, which will give them access to an expedited entry lane for testing verification in Miami.
Additionally, American Airlines is working with other countries to enable VeriFly expedited screening at arrival airports and expects to expand the program in the coming weeks and months, according to the carrier. One can only hope Belize can be next.
American Airlines is expanding its current preflight testing program to additional destinations, announcing preflight testing will be available for all American flights to Belize in November. Further opening the world for customers who want to travel, especially to the Caribbean. The airline will now offer preflight testing options to more destinations than any other U.S. carrier; Grenada, St. Lucia and the Hawaiian Islands will also benefit from preflight testing this month. While American Airlines currently arrives in Belize from Miami, direct flights from Charlotte, NC and Dallas-Ft. Worth plans to join AA’s roster for winter getaways, with Saturday service scheduled to commence on December 5. Additionally, travelers can enjoy non-stop direct flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Belize as of January 9, 2021 with a Saturday-only service.
Flying time from Miami is two hours, three hours from Dallas, three and a half from Charlotte, and five hours from Los Angeles; tickets are now available for purchase from AA.com. While all airfares are subject to availability or change, learn more about flying to Belize here.