(CNN) — Passengers going through one Florida airport will soon have the opportunity to take a Covid-19 test.
Testing services will be offered on a walk-in basis from Thursday, October 1 to October 31.
“This is the only airport in the whole country that is doing these tests for anybody, going to any destination, on any airline, only TPA is doing this and we hope others will follow. Testing is the key to getting people back to travel.”
According to Tiliacos, testing will be available every day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open to all ticketed passengers who are flying 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.
Tests will be administered by BayCare nurses and medical professionals, and passengers have the option of receiving the PCR test with results within 48 hours or the rapid antigen test that gives passengers results within 15 minutes, Tiliacos said.
“This is about taking a bold step to restarting air travel. This is about instilling even greater confidence in the flying public, and frankly it’s about breathing life back into our industry that is very badly needed right now,” Tiliacos added.
The initial testing program for Jamaica will start at Miami International Airport in October and the airline is working with The Bahamas and CARICOM (The Caribbean Community) to expand the program across the Caribbean, according to the release.
Preflight testing will also be available soon from Dallas-Forth Worth International to Hawaii.