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Swab and board! Israel airlines launches 'check-in' Covid tests for passengers

Mar 22, 2021 17:49 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Israel's El Al airlines tested unvaccinated passengers for Covid-19 before allowing them to board a non-stop flight to New York at the check-in counter as part of a new pilot programme. 

With nearly 40 per cent of Israeli adults already vaccinated, the airline swabbed 112 of the 280 passengers on the flight for a rapid antigen test, with results within 15 to 20 minutes. 

The aim of the test was to ensure no one on the plane carried the coronavirus or could infect others. 

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