Southwest Airlines said this week that it is working with its partner, CityHealth Urgent Care, to bring pre-flight COVID-19 tests for as little as $20 to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).
Through the partnership, CityHealth offers 72-hour guaranteed travel testing at the airport’s former taxi staging area, with priority for Southwest Airlines passengers and available to travelers flying to Hawaii on all other airlines as well. Tests have a $20 administration fee for Hawaii-bound travelers while the full cost of the test may be covered either through insurance or the CARES Act.
“We are pleased that our partners at Southwest Airlines and CityHealth now offer pre-flight COVID-19 testing at SJC,” said John Aitken, SJC director of aviation. “This new testing opportunity represents an investment in our shared commitment to health and safety and is a welcome addition to our airport’s slate of globally recognized health and safety measures.”
SJC encourages Hawaii-bound passengers to be tested 2-3 days prior to scheduled departure, regardless of which airline they fly. Carbon Health and Worksite Labs are also offering testing at the airport for those other carriers.
“Aligned with the value and flexibility Southwest brings in our service to the Hawaiian Islands, our work with CityHealth to offer testing to our Customers in the South Bay and Peninsula now complements other locations throughout the Bay Area, and Sacramento,” said Tony Roach, Southwest managing director of customer experience.