U.S. airlines inform new health requirements to fly from Cuba

The U.S. airline Southwest informed that as of February 1, all passengers bound for the United States must fill out an online health certificate upon their departure from Havana.

Passengers who do not have it completed will not be allowed to fly, according to the Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeroportuarios S.A (ECASA), on its social networks.

“Southwest Airlines informs that all passengers 2 years of age and older must present a health attestation and show the documentation required by the U.S. Government on COVID-19.”

They also suggested that all passengers have their documentation on hand, in case they are requested by the corresponding authorities upon arrival in the United States, during random checks at the airports.

The health declaration to be submitted is a form that must be filled out online and includes information such as: name, contact information, legal status in the United States, and other related information.

American Airlines also requires COVID-19 documentation required by the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

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To board American Airlines flights to the United States from Havana, it is also necessary to complete a health certification or affidavit that can be filled out online and through a QR code.

According to ECASA’s Telegram channel, these documents expedite boarding the planes and minimize the paperwork and controls of the COVID-19 documentation that each passenger must carry with them.

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