Washington Post

Temperature scans, self-serve kiosks, less human contact key in return of air travel

FILE PHOTO: Passengers walk through Terminal 1, after further cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New York, at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March 13, 2020. Foto: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

Air travel will probably be a more socially distant, do-it-yourself experience, relying on travelers to wear masks, submit to temperature scans and check their own bags, according to a "road map" outlined Tuesday by international aviation experts.

Airports, airlines and health officials will have a role in developing systems to track and contact passengers in the event a traveler is diagnosed with covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus; in guaranteeing that people maintain proper physical distance as they move through airports; and in ensuring that the spaces through which they travel are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized...

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