Alaska Airlines offers international fliers VeriFLY mobile health passport for required COVID docs
Why the need?
In early January, the
VeriFLY is a mobile app that acts as a digital health passport to supplement the guest travel journey as they fulfill
Although proof of a negative COVID test is mandatory for travelers to enter into the country, usage of VeriFLY is not.
VeriFLY will be limited to one person per mobile device and requires an internet/mobile data connection to acquire/access passes and credentials. Adults must attest on behalf of those under the age of 18, so minors are not eligible for VeriFLY.
How does the app work?
- Download and create a user profile
First, the guest must download VeriFLY from the
App Storeor Google Play at least seven hours prior to departure, preferably as early as possible prior to departure, then register a user profile with a photo. This step will also require email authentication.
- Browse and add destination
Then, guests will need to browse the app to select the country of destination and add their inbound flight details.
- Complete and upload documents
Once the profile is set up and the flight information has been confirmed, the app will generate a pre-travel "to-do" list with the necessary requirements for the country (in this case, the app will display all of the mandatory items needed for entry into the
U.S.based on the CDC's order.) Here, the guest will upload their required health documents and complete the attestation form.
- Receive travel pass verification
After all documents have been uploaded, VeriFLY may take up to six hours to validate that the guest's information is correct and confirmed. If the guest's VeriFLY information cannot be confirmed, the guest will need to follow the manual process in adherence to the
- Present verified profile at the airport
At the airport, the guest must present their certified VeriFLY profile to an
Alaska Airlinesagent (first point of contact). Once the guest's information is validated, the guest can continue normal check-in without additional test verification. Upon arrival to the country, no other VeriFLY processes will be in place. The guest will be subject to the standard U.S.port of entry's arrival procedure.
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