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Airports use rapid tests and dogs to stimulate international flights

Several airports have implemented rapid test projects to detect the new coronavirus in partnership with airlines in order to boost technologies still under development as a way to stimulate international air travel. The tests, which can be carried out in 30 minutes, are seen as the greatest hope for the aviation sector to overcome new travel restrictions, which caused a sudden stop after the modest recovery in the northern hemisphere summer. Other initiatives include an experiment from Finland with dogs that can sniff out the coronavirus. Rome’s Fiumicino airport was the first to introduce rapid screening on 9/16, which will be followed next month on United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Hawaii, while London’s Heathrow, the busiest airport in Europe, tested three competing technologies.