United to Provide Self-Administered Covid-19 Tests to International Travelers
By Stephen Nakrosis
United Airlines on Wednesday said it was partnering with Abbott
Labs to provide self-administered Covid-19 tests to international
The airline said its customers "can depart the U.S. with the
Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test in their carry-on bag and administer the
test via the eMed digital health platform to re-enter the U.S."
The companies said, "Newly issued guidance from the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention now accepts rapid,
self-administered testing option that meet its criteria."
Toby Enqvist, chief customer officer at United, said, "The
Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test meets CDC requirements and, along with
our partners at Abbott, United is doubling down on our commitment
to make international travel as safe and convenient as possible by
offering an easy testing option when customers are ready to return
to the United States."
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 12, 2021 13:41 ET (17:41 GMT)
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