New research backs rapid COVID-19 testing to open up air travel says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
IATA has urged governments to accept the rapid antigen tests in fulfillment of COVID -19 testing requirements following the publication of new research by OXERA and Edge Health.
The OXERA-Edge Health report, commissioned by IATA, found that antigen tests are:
- Accurate: The best antigen tests provide broadly comparable results to PCR tests in accurately identifying infected travelers. The BinaxNOW antigen test, for example, misses just one positive case in 1000 travelers (based on an infection rate of 1 per cent among travelers). And it read more ⇒