EVA, CAL to deny boarding if passengers have fever

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TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan-based EVA Airways and China Airlines (CAL) announced Saturday that all their passengers have to have their temperature taken before they are allowed to board flights, and they will be denied boarding if their temperature hits 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, or if they fail to comply with the requirement.

EVA Air said on its official website that its passengers must have their forehead temperature taken before boarding and will be allowed onboard only if their measurement is lower than 37.5 degrees.

Except when they are having meals or drinks, passengers are advised to wear a face mask throughout the flight to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, the airline said.

CAL also said its passengers will not be able to board if their forehead temperature is higher than 37.5 degrees.

Passengers are advised to wear a face mask as soon as they check in at the airport and throughout the flight, it said.

The refund policies for the flights during the pandemic-affected period can be found on the airlines’ websites.