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These states currently offer Covid-19 testing at the airport

If you plan to travel this holiday season, consider using these airports and getting tested

Written by
Sarah Medina

Despite recommendations from the CDC that everyone stay home this holiday season, it's estimated that 46 million people will fly for the holidays and more than 85 million Americans will travel just for Christmas, according to a recent survey at The Vacationer. That's a lot of people in the middle of a pandemic. And while airports are doing their best to implement mask mandates and social distancing, it's always a good idea to get tested before you see anyone outside of your immediate quarantine bubble. 

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Thankfully, if you must travel, many states across the U.S. are offering Covid testing right there in the airport. Here is a current list of airports now offering testing. 

Airports currently offering testing:

Alaska: Juneau International Airport (JNU)
Alaska: Ketchikan International Airport (KTN)
Alaska: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
Arizona: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
California: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
California: Oakland International Airport (OAK)
California: San Diego International Airport (SAN) *
California: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) *
Connecticut: Bradley International Airport (BDL)
Florida: Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Hawaii: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
Massachusetts: General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS)
Minnesota: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
New Jersey: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
New York: LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Oregon: Portland International Airport (PDX) *
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) *
Texas: Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) - Mail In Testing *
Vermont: Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Washington: Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Airports with an asterisk next to its name only have testing available for specific airlines or destinations. For example, Oakland International Airport only offers testing to passengers headed to Hawaii and San Diego airport offers testing to Alaska Airlines passengers only. However, many airports are planning to expand or add testing in the near future. 

Airports that will offer or expand testing soon: 

California: San Diego International Airport (SAN) / Testing in the whole airport starting 2021
Colorado: Denver International Airport (DEN) / Starting December
Florida: Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) / Starting December 9
Illinois: Chicago - O'Hare International Airport (ORD) / Starting December
Illinois: Chicago - Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) / Starting December
Maryland: Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI) / Still under consideration
New York: Albany International Airport (ALB) / Starting December

Stay safe out there everyone!

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