American Airlines at-home COVID test

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Airlines clearly view preflight testing as the key to jumpstarting the travel industry, as evidenced by the consistent unveiling of new testing programs over the past few weeks. American Airlines is expanding its own testing program to allow for greater accessibility and availability on more flight routes.

On November 16, the airline will expand its partnership with LetsGetChecked to offer at-home PCR tests to customers traveling to Belize, Grenada, and St. Lucia. Results will take 48 hours to process, meaning they should arrive in time to clear you for your trip.

For Belize, customers must complete testing within 72 hours of departure, while for Grenada and St. Lucia testing must be completed within seven days of departure. It’s important to keep in mind that passengers won’t be allowed to board a flight to St. Lucia without evidence of negative test results.

Starting today, preflight testing will also be available for flights to Hawaii from Chicago, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Results will be ready in 48 hours, and tests must be completed within two hours of the final leg of departure.

According to a press release, it’s an “at-home testing option that includes observation by a medical professional via virtual visit.”

Currently, 13 airports in the US are offering on-site testing, as well as several airlines.