Travelers passing through Oakland International Airport will now be able to grab a COVID-19 test out of a vending machines, officials said.
The self-administered kits are available for about $150 at the contactless kiosks in each terminal, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Oakland is the first US airport to sell the coronavirus tests in vending machines, officials said.
“We realized that travelers are going through a tough time right now, especially as we all navigate this COVID pandemic,” airport spokesman Roberto Bernardo told the paper. “We wanted to give travelers another option for testing.”
Bernardo said the kits are intended for travelers returning to Oakland, rather than those who are flying to a destination that requires a negative test upon arrival.
The kits require travelers collect a saliva sample then mail it in for testing, the outlet reported. Results are expected on an app on their phone within 48 hours of the shipment being received.
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