Pittsburgh International Airport to offer COVID-19 testing during travel season

MOON TWP. — COVID-19 testing has officially arrived at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Although travel is currently discouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, some folks are still heading out. They’ve told WPXI they’re working to take the necessary precautions.

Pittsburgh International Airport is far less crowded this holiday season, as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of air travel. Starting today, the airport is offering onsite COVID-19 testing for day-of ticketed passengers.

They have partnered with TACKL Health to set up a testing station just beyond the security checkpoint in the airside terminal.

The testing process is simple: you can schedule an appointment or walk up to the booth for an on-demand test. Rapid antigen tests cost $95, with results returned in 15 minutes. A PCR Nasal Swab test costs $129, with results sent back in two days.

Travelers told us this testing site adds peace of mind to their already difficult travel experience.

“I think it’s a really smart idea. I think we should have more testing, just because obviously not everyone is being smart and safe. The sooner we can catch cases—whoever is sick is no longer able to spread it if they’re getting cured,” said Jess Goldring, a CMU Student.

The testing site is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for traveling passengers.