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American Airlines Offers At-Home Testing for All US Destinations With COVID-19 Requirements

by Eben Diskin Dec 9, 2020

Currently, 14 US cities, territories, and states have introduced travel restrictions and requirements to help curb the spread of COVID-19. To help domestic travelers make it to their destinations this holiday season, starting December 9, American Airlines is partnering with LetsGetChecked to launch at-home, domestic preflight COVID-19 testing.

This means that American Airlines passengers flying to any US city, state, or territory with COVID-19 travel restrictions in place will have access to at-home testing through LetsGetChecked.

The 14 US cities, territories, and states that have travel restrictions are:

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Chicago
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Aliso Taylor, the chief customer officer for American Airlines, said in a press release, “We’ve made great strides to help open international travel with our testing partners, and we recognize the need for similar domestic travel solutions. As travel requirements continue to quickly evolve, we’re simplifying the research and COVID-19 testing fulfillment process for an overall more seamless travel experience.”

The at-home tests will cost $129 each, and passengers are encouraged to order the test at least five days prior to their flight. They can then schedule a UPS pickup of their testing sample and expect results within 48 hours through an online portal.

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