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With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, U.S. travelers will be relieved that many airports around the country are now offering COVID-19 testing both before flying and on return from vacation.

The ability to take a test and obtain a COVID-negative result will provide peace of mind for travelers during the holiday season and beyond, as well as making it easier to gain entry to a number of states which now require new arrivals to show proof of a negative test result in order to avoid self-isolation.

Below we provide a full list of US airports offering COVID-19 test facilities, including what type of tests are being provided and the cost to travelers, where available. This lists only includes airports that are offering tests to all travelers, and not those that are participating in limited or pilot testing programs.

Alaska

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

Juneau International Airport (JNU)

Ketchikan International Airport (KTN)

PCR tests are available on arrival or before departure at all three of the airports listed above, costing USD$250 for non-residents but free for residents. New non-resident arrivals in Alaska must carry proof of a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry or get tested on arrival and self-isolate until they receive results.

Arizona

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Passengers can receive a rapid antigen test before boarding, taking around 20 minutes and costing USD$200.

California

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Any travelers departing or arriving at LAX can take a PCR test for USD$150, receiving results by email within 24 hours.

Colorado

Denver International Airport (DEN)

A testing facility is expected to open at DEN in mid-December, allowing all passengers to take a PCR test for USD$75, or a rapid antigen test for USD$200.

Connecticut

Bradley International Airport (BDL)

A PCR test is available for all arrivals or departures from BDL for USD$125, provided a valid boarding pass is shown and passengers have pre-registered online. A negative test result will allow travelers to avoid the otherwise mandatory 14 day quarantine period on arrival in Connecticut.

Florida

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

COVID-19 tests are available for all travelers at FLL and TPA, with both rapid antigen and PCR tests being offered. At FLL passengers can choose from a rapid antigen test for USD$74 or a PCR test for USD$106, providing proof of travel is shown. At TPA rapid antigen tests cost USD$60 and PCR tests cost USD150.

Orlando International Airport also plans to start COVID testing in December, with rapid antigen tests costing between USD$60-80 and PCR tests costing USD$160-190.

Illinois

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Both main Chicago airports will be offering PCR and rapid antigen tests to passengers from mid-December. Tests will be available to passengers within 72 hours before departure or 5 days of arrival, and are expected to cost no more than USD$150. Proof of a negative test result can allow travelers to avoid a two-week quarantine period in the city.

Chicago quarantine and testing rules

Maine

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Travelers arriving in Maine can access rapid antigen tests at the airport for USD$25 or a PCR test free of charge. Passengers with United Airlines arriving at the airport will also now have testing included in a seamless check-in process. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result is required to avoid a two-week self-isolation period on arrival in Maine.

Maine

Massachusetts

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

A testing facility is now open for passengers at BOS, offering rapid antigen tests for USD$200 or PCR tests for USD$75. Proof of a negative test result is required for entry to Massachusetts without needed to quarantine for two weeks.

Minnesota

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

MSP is offering a different form of testing from most airports which involves giving a saliva sample, with results emailed to passengers within a few days. The test is available for all new arrivals and is free for state residents or USD$94 for non-residents.

downtown Minneapolis

New Jersey

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Both PCR (USD$75) and rapid antigen tests (USD$200) are now available to all passengers at EWR.

New York

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Both PCR (USD$75) and rapid antigen tests (USD$200) are now available to all passengers at JFK. PCR tests are available free of charge for all travelers at LGA, but as results are delivered over the phone this is not suitable for travelers who need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

plane flying over New York

Oklahoma

Tulsa International Airport (TUL)

TUL will be offering COVID-19 testing for passengers from January 4, with a full range of tests available. Tests will be open to anyone who can show proof of travel, with PCR tests costing USD$135, rapid antigen tests USD$70, antibody tests USD$75, and complete respiratory health screenings costing $185.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

PHL launched its COVID-19 testing program on December 4, designed for passengers on departing flights from the airport. Both rapid antigen tests and PCR tests are available, ranging in price from USD$70-130.

travelers at airport in masks with suitcases

Vermont

Burlington International Airport (BTV)

All passengers using BTV are able to take advantage of PCR or rapid antigen tests. Most new arrivals in Vermont are required to quarantine for 14 days but a negative PCR test after seven days will release travelers from self-isolation.

Washington

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

PCR testing is now available for all passengers prior to departure from SEA. Tests cost USD$250 and can be scheduled up to 72 hours before travel, with results taking between 24-48 hours to arrive.

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