United Airlines and Abbott Partner to Provide In-Home COVID Test Kits to International Travelers – NBC Chicago – fr

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United Airlines and Abbott Partner to Provide In-Home COVID Test Kits to International Travelers – NBC Chicago – fr


United Airlines has partnered with Abbott to provide passengers traveling overseas with access to COVID home test kits, which will allow travelers to take the tests before they return to the United States.

According to the airline, the collaboration is the first of its kind and aims to “make the international travel experience more fluid”.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated their guidelines to allow travelers to self-administer rapid antigen tests under the supervision of a telehealth service. Upon receiving a negative COVID test result, the traveler can then board an international flight back to the United States, according to the press release.

“We appreciate the private sector proactively helping travelers gain access to simple and reliable COVID-19 testing options,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky said in a statement. “Comprehensive, simple, rapid, accurate and reliable testing is a fundamental strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

According to United, passengers can travel with the COVID test at home in their carry-on baggage and can register to administer the test through the eMed digital health platform abroad. United claims to be the only airline to offer a similar door-to-door service.

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