As coronavirus cases fluctuate throughout the U.S., more and more tourist destinations are requiring travelers to show a negative test result before arrival. With high demand for tests in most of the country, it is difficult to receive a test result promptly and even more difficult when destinations require a negative test result within 48-72 hours before arrival.

To improve safety measures and provide more convenience, airlines and airports are offering COVID-19 tests to travelers prior to take-off and landing. Those with negative test results can avoid quarantines at their destinations and make them feel more at ease while flying!

Airlines currently offering COVID-19 testing at select airports:
  • United Airlines – Rapid test at the airport (results within 15 minutes) or drive-through testing prior to take-off (results within 20-30 minutes).
  • American Airlines – At-home test observed by video call (results within 48 hours) or in-person at a clinic or the airport (only available in Dallas-Fort Worth area, results within 72 hours)
  • Hawaiian Airlines – Drive-through testing (results within 36 hours) or at-home test observed by video call (results within 24 hours of lab arrival)
  • JetBlue – At-home test (results within 72 hours)

To find out more information on airline and airport testing please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/travel/coronavirus-airlines-test.html