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Major US Airlines Will Voluntarily Collect International Contact Tracing Info

WASHINGTON—Major U.S. airlines on Friday said they would adopt a voluntary international contact tracing program, months after the White House under President Donald Trump blocked a mandatory effort. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and other major airlines said they had committed to collecting contact tracing data from passengers traveling into the United States and to relaying that data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if travelers provide information. In August, Trump officials rejected an effort to require airlines to collect contact tracing information from U.S.-bound international passengers after some senior administration officials cited privacy concerns, Reuters reported. Major airlines and administration officials had held talks for months over a long-standing CDC effort to mandate the collection and reporting of tracing information from international passengers. In February 2020, the CDC issued an interim final rule to require airlines to collect five contact data elements …

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