United Passengers Must Complete Health Questionnaire

The Washington Post reports:

First face masks and now health questionnaires. United Airlines on Wednesday became at least the second U.S. carrier to ask travelers to answer questions about their health status before they fly. It’s all part of a strategy to ease the mind of travelers concerned about flying in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

United’s “Ready-to-Fly” checklist will ask travelers to confirm that they have not experienced any coronavirus-related symptoms in the 14 previous days or been in close contact with any individual who has tested positive during the same time period.

It also will require passengers to verify that they are aware of the airline’s policy, which requires face coverings when onboard an airplane. In April, Frontier Airlines became the first U.S. airline to ask passengers to fill out a health questionnaire and earlier this month, it began doing temperature scans of all passengers before boarding.