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United Launches World's First TATL COVID-19 Testing

As a way to guarantee COVID-19 free travels, United Airlines has become the world's first airline to offer free transatlantic COVID-19 testing pilot program for customers.

From November 16 through December 11, the airline will offer rapid tests to every passenger over 2 years old and crew members onboard select flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to London Heathrow, free of charge.

Anyone who does not wish to be tested will be placed on another flight, guaranteeing everyone on board other than children under two will have tested negative before departure.

United will collaborate with Premise Health, who will administer the rapid testing pilot program for the EWR-LHR flight. The test will be given to passengers traveling on United Flight 14, departing at 7:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Appointments for the test are required, and customers are advised to schedule their tests at least three hours before their flight.

An on-site testing facility will be located at the Newark United Club near Gate C93. For more information on the testing program, please visit

Earlier this month, United became the first airline to offer optional pre-flight COVID-19 testing for customers traveling from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii.

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