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U.S. Airlines Agree to Collect Passenger Data for Virus Tracing

Feb. 19, 2021, 3:12 PM

Major U.S. carriers will collect personal information on a voluntary basis from passengers flying into the U.S. as part of stepped-up efforts to trace people who may have been exposed to Covid-19, the Airlines for America trade group says.

  • Name, two phone numbers, email address and a physical address for where traveler will be staying or resides will be collected and transmitted to the Centers for Disease Control
  • Such information is part of “multilayered approach to mitigate risk” and prioritize healthy and safety of passengers and crew
  • Airlines hope data gathering plus existing coronavirus testing requirements for passengers flying into...

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