United Airlines to make rapid COVID-19 tests available to some travelers

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United Airlines Holdings Inc. said Thursday it has launched a testing program in which it will make COVID-19 tests available to some travelers. United said it was teaming up with GoHealth Urgent Care, starting Oct. 15, to give those traveling on United from San Francisco to Hawaii the option to take a rapid test at the airport, or a self-taken mail-in test ahead of their trip. The air carrier said the rapid tests provides results in about 15 minutes, while it recommends customers using the mail-in test to provide samples within 72 hours of their trip. “Our new COVID testing program is another way we are helping customers meet their destinations’ entry requirements, safely and conveniently,” said United Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist. United’s stock, which edged up 0.2% in premarket trading, has tumbled 62.5% year to date through Wednesday, while the U.S. Global Jets ETF has dropped 47.0% and the S&P 500 has inched up 0.2%.
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