Etihad is first airline use tech to test passengers for Covid-19
Travelers set to fly with Etihad will be among the first in the world to check-in for flights using new technology designed to identify medically at-risk travelers. The technology could help to identify those in the early stages of Covid-19. It will be installed at Etihad’s hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport and testing will begin this month. Designed by Australian company Elenium Automation, the technology allows for automated self-service check-in and bag drop facilities by scanning passengers' heart rates, temperature and respiratory rates. Any possible illness detected through these readings automatically suspends the process. An alert is then issued to Etihad staff, either on-site or via teleconference. These staff will then make further assessments on travelers.