In an effort to alleviate worry and enhance travel appeal, many US airlines have introduced testing programs to make travel easier for persons wishing to visit the Caribbean.
While the vaccine is largely still absent and only just beginning to be rolled out, testing for COVID-19 has become the norm of travel and a negative test result the basis of entry for many Caribbean destinations.
Here’s a quick snapshot of some US airlines currently offering COVID-19 testings for travelers heading to the Caribbean.
American Airlines is providing COVID-19 testing for Caribbean travel. The airline has partnered with LetsGetChecked to offer at home testing kits with an estimated 48-hour turnaround time. The service costs $129.
The airline has also partnered with CareNow for in-person testings with locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area and onsite at DFW Airport.
Travelers flying with American Airlines to the Caribbean can also download the VeriFLY app to upload their test results and forms in an effort to streamline their check-in process.
JetBlue Airways has partnered with Vault Health to provide home testing kits for travelers. The tests can be purchased for $119 and results are provided within 48-72 hours.
The test uses a saliva sample and is taken under the supervision of a health care professional via video call. The sample will need to be dropped off at a UPS service point once completed.
Travelers flying to the Caribbean with United Airlines out of Houston Intercontinental Airport can make use of the mail-in COVID-19 tests administered by ADL Health and costs $119.
For more information, do visit the respective airline’s website.