CARICOM Welcomes AA Preflight Testing Initiative

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(Barbados Today) The move by American Airlines to introduce preflight testing for passengers travelling to Jamaica, the Bahamas and eventually the rest of CARICOM is a game-changer and can provide a major boost to help revive the region’s travel and tourism sector.

This bold new move will significantly cut down the wait time for persons who require a negative COVID-19 test, and represents a huge leap forward in restoring travel to the region.

American Airlines will launch initial testing at the Miami International Airport for Jamaican residents travelling to their home country, and once this is successful it will be available to all passengers traveling to Jamaica including US citizens.

Chairman of Sandals Resorts International the Gordon “Butch” Stewart recently commended American Airlines on its leadership and innovation at this critical time, stating that the preflight testing would address one of the major impediments to travel at the moment.

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