By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago-based United Airlines is hoping rapid COVID-19 tests could provide some peace of mind for travelers.

The airline is launching the tests first on transatlantic flights between Newark and London.

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They will use an Abbott Labs test that provides results in about 20 minutes.

The idea is to let people know their fellow passengers also tested negative.

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Right now it’s a four week trial aimed at easing international travel restrictions.

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