American Airlines Boosting Flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I.) is expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month. Commissioner of tourism Joseph Boschulte announced that the Fort Worth, TX-based carrier is responding to strong travel demand from the Northeast, the Midwest and the South Central regions of the mainland United States.

He reported that beginning in November, American will serve St. Thomas with two daily flights from Charlotte; daily flights from Philadelphia; and Saturday service from both Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth during the first half of the month, followed by daily flights from both cities in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The additional flights will complement the existing thrice daily service between Miami and St. Thomas.

St. Croix will also register an increase in service from American in November with two flights a day from Miami as well as daily Charlotte flights during the second half of November, up from the existing Saturday service.

Every traveler aged five and older who enters the U.S. Virgin Islands is required to use the U.S.V.I. Travel Screening Portal and submit a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The recently updated edition of the secure online portal incorporates QR and color-coding technology to process and confirm passengers’ submissions. Virgin Islands-bound travelers are required to provide either a COVID-19 antigen (molecular/PCR/rapid) test taken and negative result received (both within five days of commencement of travel to the territory) or a COVID-19 antibody test taken and positive result received (both within four months of commencement of travel to the territory).

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