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United Airlines offering rapid COVID-19 tests to passengers
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United Airlines announced Thursday it will offer passengers on certain flights a rapid COVID-19 test prior to their flight.
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Starting Oct. 15, customers traveling on United from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Hawaii will be able to take a rapid test directly at the airport. They will also have the option to do a self-collected, mail-in test ahead of their trip, the carrier announced Thursday.
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The initiative is part of the airline's COVID-19 pilot testing program, which United says will help travelers "manage quarantine requirements and entry conditions of popular destinations around the world."