Airlines's App Helps Flyers Verify Travel Requirements
Texas-based American Airlines announced on January 14, 2021, it is the first U.S. airline to introduce an easy way to negative COVID-19 test results and other completed documents required for international travel. American’s mobile health passport VeriFLY app helps flyers verify their travel requirements.
American’s customers have already use VeriFLY when visiting several countries, including Jamaica, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
VeriFLY was developed and is managed by the biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions provider, Daon. According to Daon, VeriFLY offers travelers a secure and simple way to confirm their destination’s COVID-19 requirements. After creating a secure profile on the VeriFLY app, Daon verifies that the customer’s data matches a country’s requirements and displays a simple pass or fail message.
Daon says this simple message streamlines the check-in and document verification process at the airport before departure and issues reminders when their travel window is coming to a close or once their credential has expired.
This requirement becomes mandatory for anyone arriving in the USA beginning on January 26, 2021. The U.S. CDC issued this Order on January 15th.