Airport check-in or medical room? The changing face of international air travel

Across the entire passenger journey, industry is looking closely at how it can deliver a seamless, touchless, healthy and above all safe environment for travellers. This responsibility is not being taken lightly as one break in this chain can put all other areas at risk and introduce the danger of increased infection potential to a virus that continues to quickly spread.

Restoring confidence in entering public indoor spaces is a critical step in restoring lives and livelihoods to normality and technology is playing a key role in the ‘new normal’, with entry health screening among the applications that are becoming the norm to ensure collective health.

Back in Apr-2020 we brought news of a partnership between Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of Covid-19.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) airline is the first carrier to trial the technology, which can monitor the temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate of any person using an airport touchpoint such as a check-in or information kiosk, a bag drop facility, a security point or immigration gate.

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