American Airlines Passengers Can Verify Vaccination Status in VeriFLY App
American Airlines will allow its customers to verify their vaccination status through mobile app VeriFLY before they arrive at the airport for a trip.
"VeriFLY gives customers peace of mind that they can meet their destination’s travel requirements and save significant time at the airport," said Julie Rath, Vice President of Customer Experience at American. "As countries reopen to those who have been vaccinated, we are ready with VeriFLY to help our customers travel with confidence."
Travelers on American can currently use the app to securely upload vaccine documentation to travel to the Bahamas, El Salvador, and Guatemala. To do so, they can upload a photo of both sides of their COVID-19 vaccine record into the app. The VeriFLY team reviews that all documentation meets destination requirements.
VeriFLY allows customers to enter their origin and destination and guides them through the necessary travel requirements. Customers can upload documentation of their fulfilled requirements directly to the app, which then validates that the documents match a country’s requirements, and displays a simple pass or fail message. This streamlines the check-in and document verification process at the airport pre-departure.
As countries continue to set standards for COVID-19 vaccination requirements, VeriFLY will integrate those standards into its verification processes to simplify the customer’s journey and provide peace of mind. The app is the airline industry’s most widely adopted mobile health passport, helping customers flying on American and its partners — Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Japan Air Lines, and Qantas — travel to over 60 countries and 280 destinations.
At the moment, American Airlines doesn't require vaccination for travel. In some cases, as with required visas or other immunizations, a customer may be required by a local destination to have proof of a COVID-19 immunization. American will confirm the customer has documents required by their destination’s local government before they board the plane.