It’s changing into more and more obvious that for US vacationers to really feel snug touring once more, airports might want to present COVID-19 checks on website. Meaning vacationers can simply get the COVID-19 checks required to enter their locations (in the event that they’re touring internationally) and have peace of thoughts that their fellow passengers have been equally screened earlier than boarding the airplane. A number of airports across the nation have already arrange testing facilities for the comfort of passengers. Some testing facilities are operated by the airport itself whereas others have been arrange by particular airways, and are designated for passengers to sure locations — however there’s little question that airport testing is the way forward for journey for the subsequent few months, each home and worldwide. These are the airports across the US the place COVID-19 testing is already accessible.
1. San Francisco Worldwide Airport (SFO)
Beginning October 15, speedy testing companies might be made accessible to all United Airways passengers going to Hawaii from SFO. To enter Hawaii with no necessary 14-day quarantine, a unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at result’s required. United has partnered with Dignity Well being-GoHealth Pressing Care to supply testing on website. On the airport, the COVID-19 testing space is situated on the worldwide terminal, and operates every single day from 9:00 AM to six:00 PM PT, with outcomes accessible in simply quarter-hour. Checks must be scheduled upfront and price $250 a pop. Additionally starting October 15, Hawaiian Airways is partnering with Worksite Lab to supply drive-through PCR checks at SFO for passengers flying to Hawaii. This drive-through take a look at will value $90 and outcomes might be accessible inside 36 hours or you’ll be able to pay $150 for day-of-travel outcomes. Checks must be booked upfront.
2. Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX)
Beginning October 15, Hawaiian Airways might be providing drive-through PCR checks at LAX for passengers flying to Hawaii. Costs are the identical as these for a similar testing program at SFO — $90 for outcomes inside 36 hours, and $150 for same-day outcomes. Appointments are mandatory. A modular testing facility at LAX that might produce ends in two hours is within the works and is scheduled to be purposeful by November 1, the L.A. Occasions reported.
3. Tampa Worldwide Airport (TPA)
Partnering with BayCare Well being System, Tampa Worldwide Airport lately introduced the launch of one of many nation’s most subtle airport testing applications for all departing and arriving passengers, no matter their vacation spot or airways. Contained in the Predominant Terminal close to the Airside F shuttle, the pilot program will supply each PCR checks and speedy antigen checks. Companies might be provided on a walk-in foundation from October 1 to October 31, every single day from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Testing is offered to ticketed passengers who’re flying or who’ve flown inside three days (proof of journey might be requested). The PCR take a look at prices $125 and the speedy take a look at prices $57.
4. Miami Worldwide Airport (MIA)
American Airways launched a pilot testing program at Miami Worldwide Airport this month for passengers touring to Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Costa Rica. All three locations require vacationers to indicate proof of a unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at upon arrival. American Airways is at present working with CARICOM (the Caribbean Neighborhood) to broaden the testing program throughout the Caribbean.
5. Dallas-Fort Value Worldwide Airport (DFW)
American Airways is providing pre-travel testing to passengers going to Hawaii and Costa Rica from DFW. Vacationers to Honolulu, Maui, and Costa Rica can take an on-site speedy take a look at administered by CareNow at DFW (outcomes accessible inside quarter-hour); get an at-home take a look at equipment (with outcomes inside 48 hours); or get examined in particular person at a CareNow location within the Dallas space. For all choices, advance reserving is really helpful.
6-9. All main Alaskan airports (ANC, FAI, JNU, KTN)
To keep away from a 14-day quarantine, Alaska requires incoming passengers to indicate the outcomes of a unfavorable PCR take a look at taken inside 72 hours of arrival. Those that arrive with no take a look at have the choice of taking one at one among Alaska’s airports, together with Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Ketchikan with no appointment mandatory. Testing is free for Alaska residents, however non-residents should pay $250 for the airport checks. Vacationers who take a take a look at upon arrival should quarantine till they get the outcomes.
10-12. John F. Kennedy Worldwide, LaGuardia, and Newark airports (JFK, LGA, EWR)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are working with NYC Well being + Hospitals to arrange testing services at JFK and LGA, although a selected opening date for these services hasn’t been introduced. Within the meantime, Newark and JFK have partnered with XpresCheck to supply PCR testing, speedy nasal swab checks, and blood antibody checks on website. The speedy checks will produce ends in underneath quarter-hour. To make the most of any of those three checks, you will need to make an appointment via XpresCheck’s web site. At Newark, the clinic might be testing as much as 350 individuals a day, whereas the JFK clinic will take a look at 500 individuals per day. It prices $75 for one take a look at or $90 for each the antibody and PCR checks with out insurance coverage. Fast molecular checks aren’t lined by insurance coverage, and can value $200. XpresCheck plans to open clinics at LaGuardia and Boston’s Logan Worldwide Airport quickly.
13. Burlington Worldwide Airport (BTV)
Garnet Well being, a healthcare supply firm, simply opened a brand new testing facility at Vermont’s Burlington Worldwide Airport, providing COVID-19 checks, DD-PCR checks, and speedy flu diagnostic checks. The testing middle is now open Monday via Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, however will broaden to seven days per week, from 8:00 AM to eight:00 PM later this month. Fast antigen checks will value $125, whereas PCR checks will value $175. PCR take a look at outcomes might be accessible inside 36 to 48 hours whereas the opposite two checks have same-day outcomes. The Garnet Well being Testing Heart is situated simply north of the terminal constructing at 481 White Avenue in South Burlington, close to the Cell Cellphone Lot. To obtain a take a look at you will need to make an appointment on-line upfront.