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Travel and COVID-19 Testing Options

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is committed to your health and well-being. The airport boosted cleaning and disinfecting activities and our air filtration and ventilation system captures 90% of COVID-19 sized particles.

Testing before and after travel is a helpful layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

What are my travel testing options?

If your destination changes its guidelines to require a negative test, The following sites provide COVID-19 testing that specializes in rapid tests. Please visit their websites for location, hours, and cost information.

COVID-19 Testing Kits at SEA Airport

COVID-19 PCR test kits are available for $179 at Hudson stores and vending machines. Purchase the kit, review the enclosed instructions, provide your salvia sample, return your sample in the pre-paid mailer via FedEx overnight shipping, and check your results online in 24-48 hours. 

Find the nearest COVID-19 testing locations to you through the Washington State Department of Health.

Through Your Airline

Please contact your airline and refer to their exact policies for further information on offerings and requirements for testing:

  • Alaska Airlines -  Multiple testing providers are available to offer COVID-19 travel testing by appointment in-person, at-home, or drive-thru. Please make your appointments early, as availability is limited.

  • American Airlines - Partnered with LetsGetChecked and CareNow to offer you convenient COVID-19 testing for select destinations. You must complete a test that complies with destination requirements. At-home tests, in-person testing, and onsite rapid testing are currently not available in Seattle.

  • Hawaiian Airlines - Make an appointment or order one of three test options that work best for you including drive-through testing, at-home testing, and expedited results.

  • United Airlines - Travelers originating from Houston Intercontinental (IAH) to select destinations in Central and South America and the Caribbean can arrange a self-collected, mail-in COVID-19 test through United and ADL Health. This test is an RT-PCR test that satisfies the entry requirements for the following destinations. United is piloting programs on select routes to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible and learn more about the benefits of pre-departure testing. Currently not available in Seattle.


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