Airlines that are introducing this new policy include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. The health declaration includes an agreement to wear a face mask over their mouth and nose at the airport, the jet bridge and onboard the aircraft.
Furthermore, the declaration confirms that the passenger is not travelling with any Covid-19 related symptoms, like a high temperature, coughing, shortness of breath, lost of taste or smell or muscle pain.
Finally, the passengers have to assure that they have not had any close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 14 days.
Nicholas Calio, A4A President and CEO, said: “Health assessments prior to air travel are just one more important measure in our multi-layered approach to help mitigate risk and prioritise the wellbeing of passengers and employees. We want passengers to know that they should expect to see this added layer of protection the next time they check-in for a flight.”