Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization, announced that its member carriers have pledged support for the implementation of a voluntary international contact tracing program. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines all committed to collecting contact tracing data from passengers traveling into the US and transmitting that data to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as an additional layer of protection for the traveling public. To enhance the existing efforts to share necessary contact tracing information, carriers have agreed to ask customers to voluntarily provide the following: name, two phone numbers, email address and the address of where travelers will be staying in the US or address of permanent residence in the US. Nicholas Calio, CEO of A4A, said the organization hopes that this measure, coupled with existing testing requirements for passengers flying to the US, “will lead policymakers to lift travel restrictions so that international travel can resume and the social and economic benefits of that travel can be realized.”