March 03, 2021

Expanded pre-flight testing for American Airlines travelers departing from DFW International Airport

CareNow, in collaboration with American Airlines, is expanding pre-flight COVID-19 testing for passengers traveling with itineraries originating from DFW International Airport to 12 additional destinations throughout Central America and the Caribbean.

In addition to Hawaii and London, select CareNow locations are expanding COVID-19 pre-travel testing for American Airlines passengers traveling to:

  • Aruba
  • Roatan, Honduras
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Belize
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • Guatemala
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras

CareNow locations can administer either on-site rapid or PCR lab send out COVID-19 tests. Rapid test results are ready in less than 15 minutes. Travelers can visit one of 16 CareNow Dallas/Ft. Worth locations for COVID-19 tests prior to their trip and ensure results can be delivered within the travel destination’s required timeline.

“We are proud to expand our collaboration with American Airlines to offer fast and reliable pre-flight COVID-19 testing as required for travel destinations,” says Michelle Underwood, COO at CareNow. “We look forward to continuing to serve the Dallas/Ft. Worth community for their COVID-19 testing needs, as well as providing affordable and convenient urgent care when and where patients need it most.”

Travelers may schedule an appointment by utilizing Web Check-In® at and selecting one of three options, including:

  • American Airlines Rapid Test (Hawaii) - specifically for Hawaii passengers due to state specific form requirements
  • American Airlines Rapid (International) - for approved destinations that allow a rapid COVID-19 test
  • American Airlines PCR lab send out (International) - for approved destinations that require a laboratory send out COVID-19 test

After completing a rapid test, patients will receive a physical and electronic copy of their test results before leaving the clinic. Patients taking a PCR lab send out test will receive an electronic-only copy of results. Travelers should provide proof of their test during check-in or via the VeriFLY app to show travel readiness based on completed COVID-19 requirements.

“We’ve heard positive feedback from customers about the local COVID-19 testing options through CareNow,” says Kim Cisek, managing director of customer experience innovation delivery at American Airlines. “The additional convenience of  testing for more destinations will help us toward our goal of providing a seamless travel journey for our customers with travel originating in DFW, coupled with the peace of mind that they’ve fulfilled a critical requirement for their trips.”

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