Tag: PCR test

New quarantine and disease prevention and control measures for flight crews of Taiwanese airlines

On April 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced it will change quarantine regulations and disease prevention measures for crew members of Taiwanese airlines returning to Taiwan starting from May 1 (incoming flight's scheduled arrival time). Related adjustments are listed below. ...

San Francisco International Airport expands in-terminal COVID-19 testing locations

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the opening of an additional on-site COVID-19 testing location available to passengers and airport workers. The site, operated by Worksite Labs, is located in the Reflection Room, situated pre-security in the International Terminal, near the...

miDiagnostics ultra-fast COVID-19 PCR Test succeeds in Brussels Airport pilot study

miDiagnostics, a fast-growing POC diagnostics company backed by Belgian Family Offices, announces the success of the Brussels Airport pilot study for its ultra-fast COVID-19 PCR Test. This test is the first of many applications for miDiagnostics’ disruptive technology, licensed from imec (Leuve...

The WestJet Group introduces comprehensive COVID-19 testing program

The WestJet Group introduces comprehensive COVID-19 testing program

The WestJet Group today announced a significant expansion to its COVID-19 testing program through AZOVA, a leading digital health technology platform, giving guests the confidence to book their holiday travel knowing all their COVID testing requirements are available at https://www.azova.com/westjet...

IATA urges Kenyan Government to Reduce PCR Test Fees

IATA urges Kenyan Government to Reduce PCR Test Fees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the Kenyan government to use all mechanisms at its disposal to encourage air travel, including reductions in COVID-19 test charges. “Kenya’s air transport recovery is stalling and requires ongoing support,” said Kamil Al Awadhi, IATA...

Royal Brunei Airlines Steps Up Precautionary Measures

Royal Brunei Airlines Steps Up Precautionary Measures

In efforts to increase preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has introduced the use of COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Self-Test Kits for its flight crew. RB received 500 COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits to kickstart this initiative, courtesy of Brunei’s Ministry of Heal...

Vaccinations are not the golden ticket to Covid free air travel

British healthcare company Salutaris People has issued a stark warning to those in the travel industry and aviation sector who believe airline passengers that have been vaccinated should not need to be tested or quarantined. The company warned that such complacency could lead to a potential next ...

Reliance on lateral flow testing for international air travel could trigger third wave of infections

A British healthcare company at the forefront of Covid-19 testing has warned that if the UK Government presses ahead with the use of lateral flow testing for international airline travel, it could trigger a third wave of infections. Salutaris People operates across the UK, providing private Cov...

Swissport Opens Covid-19 Testing Facility at Zurich Airport

Ender Diagnostics, offers a PCR test innovation at the newly opened pre-departure testing facility operated by Checkport at Zurich Airport in Switzerland. The sample is not taken by nasal swab as with conventional tests, but on a saliva basis, which is much more convenient for those being tested. Th...

New PCR testing procedures for all travellers flying on Etihad Airways flights to Abu Dhabi

Effective 1 August, all travellers flying Etihad Airways from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu Dhabi onto other flights, will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a list of approved testing facilities listed on www.etihad.com/destinationguid...

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