FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is about to become the second airport in the state to have a rapid COVID-19 test site available for travelers.
Starting Wednesday, December 9, the Broward County Aviation Department will open its test site to passengers who can provide proof they have tickets to fly out of FLL, Miami International Airport or Palm Beach International Airport.READ MORE: South Florida Family Encourages Booster Shots After Vaccinated Relative Dies Of COVID-19
Two tests types will be offered by online appointment only: a Rapid Antigen test that gives results in 30 minutes and a PCR or saliva swab test with results within 48 hours.
While the Rapid Antigen test is quick, the PCR test is considered more accurate.
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“I think it will be a good idea to be safer as long as it’s free, no extra charge,” said traveler Carley Marie.
But it won’t be free.
The Antigen test will cost $69 while the PCR test is $99.READ MORE: 'Unacceptable,' South Florida Haitian Leaders Outraged Over What Happened In Del Rio, Texas
“The money, yeah, who wants to pay 100 bucks but it’s your life right,” said traveler Mike Cordero.
It would be money spent to avoid the lines of other testing sites, or even show proof of a negative test which is something a few airlines and destinations may require.
The testing location will be in Terminal 3, pre-security on the lower-level near baggage claim.
Initial operating hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
It will be located at the lower level of Terminal 3, pre-security on the lower level near baggage claim.
Spirit Airlines and Nomi Health are the testing site partners, but the testing site will be open to all airline passengers, not just Spirit.
Tampa International Airport is the other Florida airport that provides this service to travelers.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 53,000 In Florida
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