Airports and airlines are doing everything to put fliers at ease after the Coronavirus pandemic grounded air travel for months.
Nowadays, a COVID-19 test is as important as your flight ticket and passport. That’s why airlines are adding testing facilities in their terminals to attract customers.
The holidays are approaching, and airlines and airports across the United States are offering COVID-19 testing to travelers to get them back in the skies.
Wondering which airports provide pre-travel COVID-19 testing? Read on.
Airports with Pre-Travel Coronavirus Testing
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Ketchikan Airport, Juneau International Airport, and 10 other airports in Alaska all provide on-site Coronavirus testing.
Keep in mind that these tests are also a part of Alaska's entry requirements - travelers must show proof that they have a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before they arrive at the airport or take a test upon arrival.
If you're a resident in Alaska, Coronavirus testing is free. But if you're a non-resident, on the other hand, you need to pay $250.
The Governor of Arizona has instructed the Department of Health Services to make arrangements for Coronavirus testing in different airports around the state.
The airports in Arizona that will have COVID-19 testing stations include Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Tucson International Airport, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Once these arrangements are done, the testing facilities will be available inside the airports for travelers going in and out of the state.
Boston Logan International Airport
This airport comes with a Coronavirus testing station called XpresCheck, which is located in the International Arrivals area. It can test at least 400 travelers per day, and they can choose from tests like blood antibody test, PCR test, and rapid molecular COVID-19 test.
For Massachusetts, travelers are required to give a negative test result, and proof that the test was conducted within 72 hours of their arrival.
San Francisco International Airport
If you're flying on United Airlines to Hawaii, you need to get a rapid Coronavirus PCR test at the airport on the day of your flight, which costs $250. Make sure to book an appointment because they don't accept walk-ins.
Hawaiian Airlines provides preflight coronavirus testing at San Francisco. It is done via a drive-through nasal swab option near the airport, which is open daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Oakland International Airport
Oakland Airport also has a Coronavirus testing facility, which is free for travelers who will visit Hawaii.
The international airport also offers free testing for the public at the North Field complex - from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Bradley International Airport
By showing a copy of your boarding pass, you will be able to get COVID-19 testing at Bradley International Airport.
You can also register for the test online so that the testing becomes more convenient once you arrive at the airport.
The test costs $125. The testing station is also a drive-thru, located at Schoephoester Road - Parking Lot 3.
Other Airports with Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
- John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Newark International Airport
- LaGuardia Airport
- Los Angeles International Airport
- Tampa International Airport
- Burlington International Airport