Logan International Airport in Boston will start testing passengers for COVID-19 later this year.
XpresSpa Group, a health and wellness company, announced it has begun building an XpresCheck COVID-19 testing facility at the Boston airport that is expected to be fully operational by November.
“XpresCheck is currently building a modular constructed testing facility within the International Arrival area, pre-security Terminal E, that is expected to host seven separate testing rooms with an anticipated capacity to administer over 400 tests per day,” the company said.
The testing options will include a rapid molecular COVID-19 test, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test, and the Blood Antibody Test.
This will be XpresSpa Group’s third airport testing site. They are also testing at JFK International Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
“We believe that our current presence in JFK and Newark, and upcoming expansion to Logan enables us to play an important role in supporting the return of domestic and international air travel to pre-pandemic levels by making sure both airport employees and travelers feel safe and confident when they come to the airport," said Doug Satzman, XpresSpa CEO, in a press release.
Earlier this year, a study using Logan Airport showed how coronavirus can spread on a plane however, in guidance for the public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that viruses do not spread easily on planes because of the way the air is filtered.
Some airlines, such as United Airlines, have also been testing passengers on certain flights.
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