Airlines are asking travelers to fill out a health questionnaire before boarding, informing that you are coronavirus-free.
The ‘health checklist’ is a health and wellness agreement
United Airlines began requiring passengers to fill out the health questionnaire on June 9; Alaska Airlines said it will follow on June 30. According to USA Today, Alaska calls it a health and wellness agreement. Travelers must verify they haven’t had any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 72 hours or have come into contact with someone who is symptomatic. United’s “Ready to Fly” checklist asks passengers to confirm they have not had COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days; been diagnosed with the virus in the past 21 days; or had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Frontier Airlines is currently the only U.S. carrier doing more than a checklist by taking passengers’ temperatures before boarding. Its questionnaire is included in the check-in process. But for United and Alaska, the checklist is based on passengers telling the truth. The travelers will be asked to reschedule their flight upon failing to meet the requirements of the questionnaire.