By Stephen Nakrosis 

United Airlines on Wednesday said it was partnering with Abbott Labs to provide self-administered Covid-19 tests to international passengers.

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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May 12, 2021 13:41 ET (17:41 GMT)

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