Italy to offer 30-minute Covid tests before flights to make sure ‘everyone is negative on board’


Italy are launching quick Covid-19 tests for passengers boarding their flight, to ensure the journey is “Covid-free”.

With results in just 30 minutes, passengers will be able to fly knowing other travellers do not have the virus.

Marco Troncone, ADR chief executive who run the airport, told the Times: “On those flights you know the person next to you is negative.”

Anyone who tests positive will be stopped from boarding the flight and forced to take another test, although will also be given a voucher for an alternative flight.

If the trials are successful, it will be rolled out from Rome to New York flights, reassuring passengers for the seven-hour route.

Mr Trocone added that it would also make sure “there would be no need for quarantine” if the flight is Covid-free. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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