COVID-19 Testing

British Airways crew to trial ultra-rapid COVID-19 tests

British Airways plans to start trials of the ultra-rapid COVID-19 antigen tests inviting its flight and cabin crew members to participate in the process.  ...


COVID tests: stuck between high airfares & frauds

Concerns raised over high PCR testing fees, hiked airfares and a possible increase in fraudulent COVID-19 results....


easyJet CEO questions need of PCR testing requirements

easyJet CEO has “big concerns” about the need for PCR testing prior to flying into a low infection rate country....


IATA’s Willie Walsh deplores COVID-19 test profiteering

IATA’s newly appointed director Willie Walsh called for a cheaper, more streamlined passenger experience to support travel recovery....


Emirates orders staff to vaccinate or pay for COVID-19 tests

Emirates reportedly ordered its staff to take a free COVID-19 vaccination or to undergo regular testing in order to ensure that none of the employees are infected with the virus. According to the internal letter to the staff seen by media, Emirates asked all of its unvaccinated employees to take free vaccination. For those who refuse to get vaccinated, the airline ordered them to pay for their own regular testing procedures. The price for tests i...


Good news for US airlines: $14 billion bailout and no domestic testing

The United States lawmakers approved a $14 billion bailout package to support the country's airlines and their workers through September 2021....


Logistical nightmare: US carriers oppose testing for domestic flights

The COVID-19 testing mandate for passengers on flights within the United States is receiving a backlash from the country’s major airlines....


US looking at COVID-19 testing mandate for domestic flights

After the mandate for COVID-19 testing for international arrivals into the United States, the government is looking at expanding it to domestic flights....


US to require negative COVID-19 test for international arrivals

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be required for all international arrivals into the United States, effective January 26, 2021. ...


Canada to impose COVID-19 tests to inbound passengers

Canada will soon make negative COVID-19 tests mandatory for airline passengers to enter or return to the country...