Aruba is the first Caribbean country to accept the CommonPass digital health pass for entry. The pass is available on the carrier's flights from Bosto
Aruba is the first Caribbean country to accept the CommonPass digital health pass for entry. The pass is available on the carrier’s flights from Boston to the island.
JetBlue plans to expand the use of CommonPass for travelers to Aruba from cities throughout the carrier’s network. Currently JetBlue serves Aruba from New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale as well as Boston.
Aruba currently requires a negative PCR test taken with 72 hours of departure or upon arrival on the island. Travelers must also fill out an embarkation/disembarkation (ED) card 72 hours prior to arrival.
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Boston customers who utilize JetBlue’s Covid testing partners — Vault for supervised at-home saliva-based PCR tests or XpresCheck for rapid testing at Logan Airport — can streamline the arrival process in Aruba by downloading the CommonPass app in advance of their flight.
Upon arrival in Aruba, CommonPass users have access to dedicated CommonPass immigration lines to expedite their exit from the airport.
The app digitally verifies their health status and test results.
“As one of the first airlines in the world to partner with CommonPass and the Common Trust Network, we are excited to again lead the way in providing another layer of safety to air travel in the U.S. and around the world,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and COO of JetBlue.
“By using digital health passes to verify that a customer meets entry requirements upon arrival, JetBlue, CommonPass and Aruba are leveraging leading-edge technology to restore customer confidence and air travel,” she said.
Dangui Oduber, Aruba’s minister of health, tourism and sport, pointed out CommonPass travelers departing Logan Airport “now arrive in Aruba via the most seamless entry way possible, ensuring their vacation starts the moment they land.”
Entry requirements for Aruba can be found at Visitaruba.com.
Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly implied that CommonPass was a JetBlue product. JetBlue is a CommonPass partner.