What It's Like to Get a Rapid Covid Test at JFK

by Cassie Sclafani, on September 30, 2020

Current as of October 14, 2020

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) has partnered with Xpresspa Group to offer in-airport Covid-19 testing on site for travelers and airport employees. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Testing is open to all airport employees and travelers arriving or departing from JFK.
  • The test station is located in Terminal 4.
  • Expect to see up to nine private testing rooms and note that your temperature will be checked before entering.
  • Two types of tests are being offered: PCR molecular tests (the traditional nose swab testing) or blood antibody tests.
  • You can expect to get your test results back in 2-3 days.
  • Xprescheck will also offer rapid testing using the Abbott ID NOW test - these tests are not yet FDA approved, but can provide results within 13 minutes. 
  • The facility is open all day. Walk-ins are welcome and travelers can also make an appointment online.
  • It costs $75 for the PCR Covid test and $90 for the Covid test plus the antibody test.
  • Medical insurance is accepted.

For more information about business travel safety you can read more about business travel and COVID-19 on AmTrav’s blog.

Topics:COVID-19covid travelcovid testingJohn F. Kennedy International AirportJFKcovid testing centerXpresspa GroupXprescheck