United Airlines have operated their first flight between New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport and London Heathrow on which all passengers and crew were offered a free, rapid Covid test.
The airline is now offering the tests to all passengers on UA14, departing at 7:15pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for the next four weeks. The airline is offering free of charge Abbott ID Now Covid-19 tests at a facility located at the Newark United Club near the airport's gate C93. Passengers booking these flights have the option to confirm their willingness to participate in the trial or be accommodated on another flight.
A negative test does not mean passengers avoid the 14-day quarantine requirement on arrival in the UK.