The Protection Division has introduced the place army vacationers will be examined for COVID-19 – free of charge in some circumstances – earlier than flying out of Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport in Washington.
Testing for Patriot Categorical passengers by Air Power medical personnel is scheduled to finish Thursday at Seattle-Tacoma and Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Airport in Maryland, in accordance with a July 1 assertion by Air Power Air Mobility Command.
The DOD check websites at each airports opened final fall and are closing based mostly on a number of elements, together with elevated availability of COVID-19 vaccines and different testing facilities, in accordance with the Air Power.
Vacationers taking the Patriot Categorical are nonetheless required to acquire proof of a damaging check for COVID-19, the coronavirus respiratory illness. Alternately, they could want proof of coronavirus vaccination, restoration from a case of COVID-19 or a waiver, relying upon the necessities at their locations.
From the Seattle-Tacoma airport, the Patriot Categorical heads west for Japan and South Korea, which require arriving vacationers to have well timed proof of a damaging check for COVID-19. Guam, a U.S. territory and a cease on the Patriot Categorical, additionally requires proof of a damaging check except the vacationers are two weeks previous their ultimate vaccine dose.
Air Power Employees Sgt. Travis Chadwick, left, and Tech. Sgt. Brooklynn Covington, each aeromedical evacuation technicians, run COVID-19 assessments at Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Airport, Nov. 9, 2020. (Brittany Chase/U.S. Air Power)
Free assessments can be found for military-related vacationers on the Madigan Military Medical Middle at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, southwest of Tacoma, in accordance with info the Air Power offered Tuesday.
Free check websites within the Seattle space embody Tukwila Church, Bellevue Faculty, the College of Washington, Boeing in Auburn, the SoDo neighborhood in South Seattle, HealthPoint in Renton and the Aquatics Middle in Federal Manner, in accordance with the Air Power.
Two testing websites can be found the place passengers should pay, together with XpresCheck close to carousel 9 within the airport baggage declare space and on the DoubleTree Lodge on Southcenter Parkway in Seattle.
The Air Power recognized three resorts the place individuals could quarantine in the event that they check constructive inside 10 days of touring or have shut contact inside 14 days with an contaminated particular person. They’re the Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Middle, DoubleTree by Hilton Lodge Seattle Airport and Fairfield Inn & Suites Tacoma – DuPont, which is 40 miles south of the airport.
Protection vacationers are eligible for sure reimbursements in addition to scaled room charges at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tacoma – DuPont.