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.

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.

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

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