Airport officials announce new COVID-19 testing site at Bradley International Airport

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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – If you have plans to fly out of Bradley Airport in Connecticut, you may soon be able to get tested for COVID-19 before you take off and when you land.

Bradley International Airport has opened a coronavirus testing site in the airport’s baggage claim area with testing available seven days per week. Testing is available to arriving and departing passengers and airport employees.

In order to qualify for a free COVID-19 test at Bradley, all you need to do is show your boarding pass and fill out a travel advisory form. Passengers will also have to provide proof of health insurance.

If a passenger does not have health insurance or if the test is not covered by the passenger’s insurer, tests are still available for $125 each.

22News spoke with one traveler who plans to use the testing site when she returns home from California.

“Access is the most important thing and ease of access is very important,” says Molly Chiffer. “That could be the difference between people not wanting to go to an actual testing site so maybe having that here can make that easier.”

The Connecticut Airport Authority reports air travel is still down between 75 and 80 percent. Executive Director Kevin Dillon hopes this site can help change that.

“A COVID testing site here at the airport is the next logical step to give passengers a sense of safety and convenience of flying at Bradley Airport,” Dillon told 22News.

Testing will be available seven days per week between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. or as needed per airline scheduling.

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