10 Smart Covid Travel Tips

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Covid-19 threw a giant wrench in the travel plans for many thousands of people all over the world in 2020. Now that we’ve adjusted somewhat to this temporary situation, people are slowly getting back to their travel plans.

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Get a Rapid Covid Test at JFK

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John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) has partnered with Xpresspa Group to offer in-airport Covid-19 testing on site for travelers and airport employees. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Testing is open to all airport employees and travelers arriving or departing from JFK
  • The test station is located in Terminal 4
  • Expect to see up to nine private testing rooms and note that your temperature will be checked before entering
    Two types of tests are being offered: PCR molecular tests (the traditional nose swab testing) or blood antibody tests
  • You can expect to get your test results back in 2-3 days
  • Xprescheck will also offer rapid testing using the Abbott ID NOW test – these tests are not yet FDA approved, but can provide results within 13 minutes
  • The facility is open all day. Walk-ins are welcome and travelers can also make an appointment online
  • It costs $75 for the PCR Covid test and $90 for the Covid test plus the antibody test
  • Medical insurance is accepted

For more information about air travel safety, read the Qtrip.com Covid tips blog post.

Current as of October 26, 2020.

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