American Airlines will introduce pre-departure testing for passengers travelling between its Miami International airport hub and Santiago, Chile next week.

In addition, the Fort-Worth-based airline will trial the VeriFLY health pass mobile app, which it says on 30 November is “designed to help travelers understand coronavirus documentation requirements and enable them to securely store and display their test results digitally”.

American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 2019

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American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER

The app and at-home pre-departure testing opportunity will be available for customers to and from the Latin American country from 7 December, the carrier says.

“As we continue to reopen travel throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, we have been looking for ways to simplify our customers’ travel experience,” says Carlos Liscano, the airline’s vice-president of operations in Miami.

In October, the carrier started offering testing for numerous leisure destinations including Belize, Grenada, St. Lucia and the Hawaiian Islands. After expanding the programme to Latin America, it will also introduce it for passengers to the US Virgin Islands on 9 November.

According to Cirium schedules data, American operates one daily flight between Miami and Santiago, operated on a Boeing 777-200ER.

Earlier this month, American and British Airways also joined up to offer free pre-departure coronavirus tests on some flights between the USA and UK.