December 9, 2021


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U.S.V.I. Partners With American Airlines on Preflight Testing Program

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The U.S. Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I.) is hopeful that its entry into American Airlines’ preflight tests plan will bolster attempts to decrease the distribute of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the territory.

Governor Albert Bryan Jr., who just lately named for pre-departure tests to make journey to the Caribbean much healthier and a lot easier, heralded the territory’s inclusion in the LetsGetChecked program to give more buyers accessibility to at-household PCR testing with observation by a healthcare expert by means of a virtual pay a visit to.

All through the pandemic, American has continued working support to the U.S.V.I., to each St. Thomas and St. Croix. It is presently traveling additional than 50 weekly flights to St. Thomas from its hubs in Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Truly worth, Miami, Chicago and Philadelphia, as properly as much more than 20 weekly flights to St. Croix from Charlotte and Miami.

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For travel starting December 9, 2020, travellers traveling from the U.S. to the U.S. Virgin Islands will have obtain to the tests program. Screening have to be concluded within five days of departure. “This effortless-to-use, at-property solution provides a different layer of security, ease and self confidence for these traveling to the territory, allowing for them to concentration on their distinctive explanations for picking the U.S.V.I.,” stated Joseph Boschulte, commissioner of tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands, in a press statement.

LetsGetChecked is an at-household COVID-19 check that incorporates a nasal swab and PCR lab investigation, giving hassle-free and protected effects on regular 48 hrs on receipt in the lab.

Each and every traveler aged five or more mature who enters the U.S. Virgin Islands, by air or sea, including everyone in-transit to an additional location, is needed to use the U.S.V.I. Journey Screening Portal and post a COVID-19 exam end result prior to journey, to stay away from processing delays, improved health screening and/or required self-quarantine.  

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