For those who test positive, they would be required to quarantine and recover to travel on a later date, and provide documentation of their recovery to the airline prior to departure.
While the new testing protocol is not seen as a method to completely eliminate transmission from travel, it is seen as an effective protocol to reduce risk.
In this aspect, CDC Director Robert R. Redfield states:
“Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when combined with a period of staying at home and everyday precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer, healthier, and more responsible by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at destinations. ”