United Airlines to Require That Passengers Pass Health Checklist

United Airlines Holdings Inc. is requiring its passengers to complete a self-assessment health screening before flying, one of the furthest reaching efforts among carriers to keep the Covid-19 outbreak in check as travel resumes.

Customers will have to confirm they haven’t experienced coronavirus symptoms two weeks before flying and complete a checklist based on recommendations from the Cleveland Clinic, United said Wednesday.

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the airline industry by decimating travel demand since mid-March, with traffic through U.S. airports on Tuesday down more than 85% from a year earlier, according to government data. Now, as states and localities reopen for business, carriers are developing procedures to ensure that flying is safe. –READ MORE

 

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