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COVID-19 Testing/Health Forms Requirement & Updated Country Restrictions

Date: April 2, 2021

 

In two Scheduling Alerts from March 31, 2021 as well as an Safety Alert dated April 2, 2021, the company has provided an updated country restriction notice and clarification to some of the testing, forms, and restrictions in place for certain countries related to visiting, transiting, or originating from another country.  

As you may recall, there are some restrictions prohibiting crew members and passenger entry along with certain requirements for pre-departure and/or arrival testing related to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Beginning April 1, 2021, IAD will have pre-departure COVID-19 testing available for working crewmembers on flights to Germany.  The company has adjusted report times to accommodate for this testing prior to the trip.
  • The Australian Government will allow working crewmembers traveling to Australia to travel with their CPAP machine.  However, specific guidelines must be followed.  The company has created a document titled “Australia-CPAP Guidelines” in the “Content” app (Link>Content>COVID-19 Resources).
  • Effective April 6, 2021, COVID-19 testing will be required for Crew Members traveling to the United Kingdom. Most notably, these new procedures will include Flight Attendants based at LHR.

As this information will continue to evolve, the company reminds Flight Attendants they have created a tool to find the most-up-to-date information on Flying Together>Coronavirus: Latest Updates>International Restrictions.

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