United Airlines Requires Passengers to “Self Verify” COVID-19 Symptoms

United Airlines will now require passengers to complete a “health self-assessment” as part of its check-in process. It’s the Travel Newslatest effort by a U.S. airline to assure passengers that it’s safe to fly as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The airline’s “Ready-to-Fly” checklist does not involve temperature checks or diagnostic testing for the virus. Instead, travelers must review the checklist when checking in online and click “Accept,” or confirm it verbally to a gate agent — similar to how passengers must affirm they’re not bringing explosives or banned materials on board.

(Read complete article at NPR)

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