Pittsburgh International to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Passengers

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh International Airport will begin offering COVID-19 testing for arriving and departing passengers starting Monday. 

In partnership with Tackl Health, the airport is one of many around the world offering the testing program. Rapid antigen tests – with results available within 15 minutes – are available for $95, PCR tests – which provide results in 24 to 48 hours – for $125 and both for $175. 

“Whether people are traveling now or planning a trip in the future when they feel more comfortable, we want travelers to know that public health, safety and security are always our top priorities,” said April Gasparri, the airport’s vice president of public safety, operations and maintenance, in a statement. 

The testing is available near Gate A2 at the airport, beyond the security checkpoint. Testing is available between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Passengers schedule appointments in advance or walk in for testing. 

“Throughout the pandemic we’ve been working to help organizations address the challenges of COVID-19,” said Lauren Hetzel, vice president of business development for Tackl Health. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with Pittsburgh International Airport in offering a safe, convenient option for travelers.”

Airport officials expect to administer up to 500 tests per day. As part of Pennsylvania’s current health order, passengers are not required to show test results when entering the airport, checking in for a flight or boarding the plane. 

Airports are not responsible for enforcement, but Pittsburgh International requests that passengers who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms do not travel.

More information is available at FlyPittsburgh.com/pitcovidtest.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.