United Airlines to try free COVID-19 testing for passengers on certain flights

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United Airlines prepares to need preflight COVID-19 testing next month for specific flights to see whether testing increases need for flights, CNBC reported..

Airline companies have actually been attempting out preflight COVID-19 testing as a potential way to prevent passenger quarantine periods and increase need for flights. Travel bans and quarantine durations have devastated airline companies throughout the pandemic, CNBC reported..

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The trial will range from Nov. 16 to Dec. 11 on some flights from Newark, N.J., to Heathrow airport in London. The tests will be paid for by United and will be required for guests on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday flights from New Jersey to London..

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United will offer Abbotts rapid ID Now molecular test, CNBC reported. Passengers who do not wish to be checked will be moved to other flights to guarantee everyone on board– aside from children under age 2– has checked negative before departure..

” Furthermore, there are alternatives to quarantines, such as screening and screening of guests at or ahead of departure, that can substantially minimize the risk of importation of COVID-19, and may actually be more reliable, due to the problems in imposing compliance with quarantine requirements,” the groups composed, according to CNBC..

Last week, a group of 20 trade groups representing airline companies wrote a letter to the Trump administration stating that present travel restrictions are “confusing” and prevent travel..