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Travel and COVID-19 Testing

Update on the Port's COVID-19 response Learn more.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is committed to your health and well-being. You can expect things to be different the next time you travel. We require passengers and employees to use face coverings and physical distancing. To help keep you safe the airport boosted cleaning and disinfecting activities and added touchless technologies.

You may consider a COVID-19 test before travel. Currently, SEA and Washington state do not require COVID-19 testing prior to travel or quarantines upon arrival here. You should not travel if you have symptoms or feel ill.

Check the guidance from your destination (state or country) to understand the type of test needed and time frames associated with avoiding quarantines or contact your airline with questions.

Departing from SEA

We are evaluating the feasibility of offering COVID-19 testing services as this becomes critical for passengers traveling to destinations with quarantines. In the meantime, if you’re departing from SEA and seeking a COVID-19 test before travel, these are options for testing sites.

Your Healthcare Provider

If you can access a COVID-19 test through your regular healthcare provider, start there.

Alaska Airlines and Carbon Health

Alaska Airlines will partner with Carbon Health to offer rapid COVID-19 testing at its pop-up clinics across the West Coast, starting Oct. 12 in Seattle. Hawaii will welcome back visitors on Oct. 15 by allowing out-of-state travelers to enjoy the islands without a 14-day quarantine when they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their final leg of departure to Hawaii. Learn more.

Public Health – Seattle & King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County offers community testing sites, including options in South King County. People are encouraged, but not required to pre-register for an appointment to save time and speed up the testing process. Bring your insurance card and driver's license if you have them. No one will be turned away if they do not have insurance or a driver's license. Language interpretation available at testing sites. For more information visit here.

The Washington State Department of Health also offers information on COVID-19 testing locations.

Your Destination

Some states such as Hawaii and Alaska announced quarantine requirements for travelers with some exemptions for negative COVID-19 tests prior to arrival. Hawaii announced trusted testing and travel partners for a COVID-19 pre-travel testing program that starts October 15.

Check the guidance from your destination (state or country) to understand the type of test needed and time frames associated with avoiding quarantines or contact your airline with questions.

Other Resources

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offer other helpful resources for COVID – 19 testing, including an overview, what your test results mean, and who should get tested.

Learn more about FlyHealthy@SEA.

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