Articles tagged “coronavirus testing”

Is Rapid Coronavirus Testing at Airports Just Health Theater?

Is Rapid Coronavirus Testing at Airports Just Health Theater?

Airline Weekly

United Airlines will be the first U.S. airline to offer rapid-response testing for departing passengers to help them avoid Hawaii's 14-day quarantine, but is this an effective public health strategy? Testing can miss passengers who were infected at the airport or even a day or two earlier.

2 days ago

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New tech launched today in Seychelles spotlights the issues many border agencies will face when collecting coronavirus-related health data from travelers.

1 week ago

Airlines Urge U.S. and Britain to Trial Virus Testing for Flyers to Revive London-New York Route

Airlines Urge U.S. and Britain to Trial Virus Testing for Flyers to Revive London-New York Route

David Shepardson, Reuters

Passenger testing could enable an "air bridge" between London and New York. Yet quick, accurate, and affordable tests remain rare.

3 weeks ago

Major Wealth Fund Invests in Near-Instant Virus Testing at 3 Airports

Major Wealth Fund Invests in Near-Instant Virus Testing at 3 Airports

Katya Golubkova, Reuters

A Russia-Japanese testing system, EMG, promises test results in a half-hour. If true, the tests could allow some passengers to avoid quarantines.

2 months ago

New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to Ask Visitors From Several States to Self-Quarantine

New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to Ask Visitors From Several States to Self-Quarantine

Peter Szekely and Jonathan Allen, Reuters

The policy also applies to New Yorkers who travel to one of these states and then return home. Those states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas.

3 months ago

Spain to Trial Coronavirus Tracing App on La Gomera in the Canary Islands

Spain to Trial Coronavirus Tracing App on La Gomera in the Canary Islands

Isla Binnie, Reuters

All of Europe will be watching.

3 months ago

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters

If anyone knows how to drive a bargain, these three low-cost carriers do. Expect airports across Europe to struggle to say no to their demands.

4 months ago

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's difficult to imagine that middle seats on planes will be permanently removed after a recovery takes place. That's why coronavirus testing is so important. But if passengers won't fly with another flyer at their elbows, then expect airfares to skyrocket.

5 months ago