Alaska Airlines to offer COVID testing

SEATTLE — To help guests prepare for Hawai‘i’s pre-travel testing program, Alaska Airlines will partner with Carbon Health to offer rapid COVID-19 testing at its pop-up clinics across the West Coast, starting Monday, Oct. 12 in Seattle.

Hawai‘i will begin to welcome back visitors on Oct. 15 by allowing out-of-state travelers to enjoy the islands without a 14-day quarantine when they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their final leg of departure to Hawai‘i.

Tech-enabled health-care provider Carbon Health will make rapid COVID-19 testing available at its pop-up clinic located in downtown Seattle.

Guests will be able to make appointments with Carbon Health starting Thursday, Oct. 8, with priority testing for Alaska Airlines flyers starting on Monday, Oct. 12. Test results will be ready within two hours at a cost of $135. More information, including how to schedule an appointment, will be available after Monday, Oct. 5 at

At this time, testing will be offered in Seattle, as the airline has focused the full return of twice-daily flights to all four major Hawaiian Islands from its largest hub starting Thursday, Oct. 15.

Additionally, on Nov. 1, nonstop service to Hawai‘i will resume from Portland, Oregon, San Jose, California and San Diego. Hawai‘i service will begin from Anchorage, Alaska, and Los Angeles on Nov. 20. Carbon Health is planning additional pop-up and full-service clinics for rapid COVID-19 testing in those cities, excluding Anchorage, in the coming weeks.

  1. Kauaidoug October 3, 2020 10:13 am Reply

    Anyone watching what is going on at White House? It is clear that a three day lag time with no second test ON arrival is a disaster waiting to happen. A disaster would be either a real outbreak or just the knowledge there could be a problem would send tourists packing creating refund issues for companies already cash strapped and depending on those deposit for cash flow. This is a recipe for further hardships. You all realize if we had done this right in the first place we’d be 200k lives ahead and untold money saved.

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