United Airlines to Test Health App Designed to Ease International Travel Restrictions

Lou Whiteman, The Motley Fool
·2 min read
United Airlines to Test Health App Designed to Ease International Travel Restrictions
United Airlines to Test Health App Designed to Ease International Travel Restrictions

United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL) on Wednesday will become the first U.S. airline to test a digital health project designed to standardize international COVID-19 screenings and allow for borders to reopen. United and Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways are both testing a system set up by CommonPass, a nonprofit backed by the World Economic Forum that hopes to create a "COVID passport" of sorts that will ease concerns about the virus spreading via travel. Travelers on a United flight from London to Newark on Wednesday will upload COVID-19 test results into their smartphones and complete all health screening questionnaires required by the country of entry.