BLADE Health and Safety Protocol

The following Health and Safety Protocol was designed by BLADE’s MediMobility team in conjunction with our Medical Advisor to protect our community from the further spread of COVID-19. We are continually monitoring the latest technology and procedures from around the world to ensure the health, safety, and security of our passengers.

Starting Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, all passengers must comply with BLADE’s COVID-19 and Passenger Vaccination Policy, set forth below.


BLADE’s COVID-19 and Passenger Vaccination Policy


BLADE requires that all passengers who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to fly starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

By booking a flight through BLADE and agreeing to BLADE's Terms of Service, each passenger on an order will certify that they have or will have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Jannsen/Johnson & Johnson) at least two weeks prior to the date of their flight (the “Vaccination Requirement”), unless one of the approved exceptions below applies.

The Vaccination Requirement does not apply to (i) chartered aircraft, (ii) to passengers who are unable to be vaccinated due to disability, health impairment, or age (under 12), (iii) departure points within the state of Florida, or (iv) if otherwise prohibited by law or government mandate. If the Vaccination Requirement does not apply to a passenger, BLADE reserves the right to require such passenger to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test results received within 24 hours of their flight prior to boarding their flight.


BLADE reserves the right to request proof of vaccination, such as a vaccination card, a picture or photocopy of a vaccination card, or an Excelsior Pass or similar government-approved vaccination passport, at its sole discretion. BLADE may refuse service to any passenger who does not comply with BLADE’s Passenger Vaccination Policy, including a failure to provide sufficient proof of vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test results, as applicable, and such passenger will not be entitled to a refund unless they have purchased COVID-19 Flight Insurance (if applicable).



Regardless of vaccination status:

  • All passengers are required to wear masks when not eating or and comply with other BLADE health and safety practices
  • Pilots, crew (if applicable) and BLADE employees are required to wear masks except to the extent necessary to ensure the safety of a flight or if following social distancing guidelines
  • Passengers are not allowed to fly on a BLADE flight if they receive a positive COVID-19 test result within ten days of their flight.

Seaplanes/Planes:

All the standard protocols above plus:
  • This season we have reconfigured our accessible fleet to allow each passenger to have their own window seat, separated from other passengers by an aisle, and eliminated bench seating (unless requested by two individuals flying together).

Helicopters:

All the standard protocols above plus:


  • Helicopter headphones (utilized on certain aircraft) will be sanitized before each flight and microphones removed.

  • Depending on passenger weight, height, and age (e.g. children), BLADE will make appropriate changes to enable additional physical distancing and seating capacity onboard.

BLADEone Miami, BLADEone Palm Beach, BLADEone Aspen, and other Shared Jet Charters:

All the standard protocols above plus:


  • The BLADEone aircraft are commercial-sized jets, normally accommodating 65 passengers, which have been retrofitted to accommodate only 7 or 8 passengers on each side of the fuselage—so every seat is both an aisle and a window seat.

  • Aircraft interiors are electrostatically decontaminated using an airline-grade fogging system before every flight.

  • Meals are served fully covered.

  • Aircraft lavatories are sanitized following each use.

For any questions, please contact Flier Relations via email or call 1-844-359-2523. For more COVID-19 travel-related information, please refer to these CDC guidelines.

Meet BLADE's Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Andrew Bazos is at the forefront of the relief efforts surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and was recently appointed as Designated Medical Director of FEMA in New York City. Dr. Bazos is Advisor to BLADE and BLADE MediMobility. Read more about Dr. Bazos.