The XpresSpa Group said this week it is working with major air carriers flying out of John F. Kennedy International’s Terminal 4 (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to ensure passengers and crew are compliant with new regulations on flights to the Netherlands.
The Netherlands’ new COVID-19 testing policy for incoming international passengers requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure as well as a negative COVID-19 rapid test four hours before departure.
XpresSpa said its XpresCheck subsidiary is collaborating with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to meet the new rapid four-hour test requirements at select airports. In addition to its rapid molecular ABBOTT ID NOW COVID-19 tests, XpresCheck is going to pilot, at JFK Terminal 4, the implementation of the rapid antigen SARS-CoV-2 test for the BD Veritor Plus System.
“Whether working with these major airlines, supporting safe transatlantic flights or expanding testing capabilities, XpresCheck continuously works to meet the changing domestic and global health and travel restrictions to ensure the safest method of flying for all passengers,” said Doug Satzman, XpresSpa CEO. “We are also going to pilot a new rapid testing extension program, operated by the gate in JFK Terminal 4, to help connecting passengers traveling to Amsterdam to meet this new restriction.”