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Even with vaccines, airport testing is here for the long haul

Firms are trying to scale preflight rapid and PCR Covid testing to facilitate safe air travel and lessen quarantine requirements

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A passenger walking past a Covid-19 testing site adjacent to Terminal 1 of Manchester Airport, England. Testing firms say it's the lack of coordinated policy around testing requirements that has thwarted any type of global or even country- wide expansion.

EVEN as the race to approve and distribute Covid-19 vaccines is entering its final stretch, parts of the travel industry are sprinting to a different finish line: airport testing.

In hubs large and small, from JFK to Boston to Frankfurt, Germany, a variety of companies are figuring out...

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