Which COVID-19 Testing Technology Is Best For Air Travel Testing?

Even with worldwide COVID-19 vaccine availability, testing airline passengers is still critically important. Testing enhances travel safety and helps reassure passengers that you are doing all you can to help protect their health while in-flight.

When deciding between testing technologies, the ability to detect the virus when there are no symptoms is key. People who are carrying the virus without showing symptoms have low viral amounts, but can still spread the disease. A COVID-19 test needs to be highly sensitive to detect these low viral amounts. This infographic compares the two major types of testing technologies and their suitability for air travel testing. Find out more how we help enable safer air travel here.