Orlando International Airport to Add COVID Testing Sites at Airport

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With COVID-19 cases increasing, Orlando International Airport (OIA) is making adjustments as needed, along with other international airports. The latest news is that OIA is adding two new COVID testing sites at the airport. If you have plans to fly to or from the OIA, you’ll want to stay in the loop on what this may mean for your flights.


As shared by OrlandoSentinel: Orlando International Airport will begin to provide COVID tests this month for travelers and for people who aren’t flying, including airport workers, but has yet to work out many details, including how to handle positive results.

“We need to be available to help manage those consequences,” said airport director Phil Brown, which could include assistance in rebooking flights and finding accommodations. “That is a critical element of making this successful.”

“Many people will have a difficult time if they test positive and they have to isolate,” said Kidd, who lauded Orlando’s airport for recognizing that challenge. “Many of them are going to have limited resources.”


There will be no Orlando International Airport requirement for any departing passengers to be tested. Brown said the testing service is generally for travelers destined for locations that require a test result, including some states, such as Hawaii, and to other countries.

For a pilot program through July, Orlando’s airport will contract with AdventHealth’s Centra Care clinic service and Orlando Health. The testing clinics will occupy vacant space in the main terminal outside of the TSA secure areas, and passengers will be tested before making their way to departure gates.

Source: OrlandoSentinel for full story.

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