(CNN) – Passengers passing through a Florida airport will soon be able to take the Covid-19 test.
Testing services will be available for a walk from Thursday, October 1 to October 31.
“This is the only airport in the whole country that does these tests for anyone, going to any destination, to any airline, only TPA does that and we hope others will follow. Testing is the key to returning to people to travel. “
According to Tiliacos, the test will be available every day from 8 am to 2 pm and will be open to all tickets that fly or have flown within three days and can show proof of travel. The PCR test will cost $ 125 and the antigen test will cost $ 57.
The tests will be performed by BayCare nurses and medical professionals, and passengers have the option of receiving a PCR test with results within 48 hours or a rapid antigen test that gives passengers results within 15 minutes, Tiliakos said.
“This is about taking a bold step to restart air transport. It’s about instilling even more confidence in the flying audience, and frankly it’s about bringing our industry to life, which is very much needed right now,” he added. Tiliakos.
The initial testing program for Jamaica will begin at Miami International Airport in October, and the airline is working with the Bahamas and CARICOM (Caribbean Community) to expand the program in the Caribbean, according to the announcement.
Pre-flight tests will also be available soon from Dallas-Fort Worth International to Hawaii.