SFO Coronavirus Rapid Testing Kits Sold Out

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San Francisco International Airport’s on-airport coronavirus testing kits have sold out. Advance reservation slots, walk-up and day-of-travel testing are likely to be unavailable until December 1. 

Hawaii-bound travelers are advised to consider going to the drive-through testing site at United’s Maintenance Center north of the airport. Tests would cost $105. Results would likely be released within 48 hours of testing, according to a United spokesperson. 

Coronavirus Testing Options

Day-of-travel testing can give results within 15 minutes at the airport’s international terminal. If available, a testing kit could cost $250. 

Hawaiian Airlines’ off-airport testing center at 261 Loomis St. requires customers to make an online appointment. Testing costs $90, with results released within 36 hours. Express testing, which releases results on the same day, costs $150.

At-home testing kits are also available for Alaska Air travelers. Vault Health also is also available but requires at least two weeks of advance planning. Health care providers can also provide testing, as long as their destinations accepts the results. 

Hawaii and Alaska were the first states to require a negative coronavirus test for entry. Other states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Chicago now require negative test results. 

Oakland International offers Hawaii-bound travelers free COVID-19 testing. Customers are required to make a reservation within three days of travel. The airport does not recommend same-day tests, San Francisco Gate reported.

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