United Airlines is the first US airline to offer COVID-19 testing to customers. The new pilot program will make testing available for passengers en route to Hawaii from San Francisco starting on October 15.
United will provide travelers with the option of taking a rapid test administered at the airport’s international terminal on the same day that flights depart from SFO. A negative result will allow passengers to avoid Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine. The airline will also offer customers the option of a mail-in test that can be taken and submitted prior to departure, so they are aware of the result before they show up at the airport.