If you want to make sure you are virus-free before heading on your theme park vacation, check this out. Rapid COVID-19 tests are now available at Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida.
Now, if you are traveling through Orlando International Airport, you will have the option of paying for a rapid COVID-19 test onsite. This is especially helpful for those who want to be extra cautious about the coronavirus pandemic when heading to the Disney or Universal theme parks in Florida.
Per local Central Florida new source the Orlando Sentinel‘s report of the rapid COVID-19 testing at MCO:
The testing, offered by AdventHealth, is located inside the main terminal’s atrium across from the security checkpoint. The antigen test produces results in about 15 minutes.
“While much attention has been on the vaccine rollout, testing remains an important factor in keeping ourselves, our loved ones and our neighbors safe,” said Dr. Scott Brady, CEO of AdventHealth Centra Care.
The testing is open to anyone, and appointments are available but not required. For now, the site will operate Thursdays through Mondays only from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The cost for the test is $65 and must be paid on-site.
The news of rapid COVID-19 tests available at MCO comes on the heels of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that a negative COVID-19 test will be required for international travelers flying into the United States. You can read more about that here.
If you plan to fly in or out of MCO, and you want to make sure you get a rapid COVID-19 test while at the airport, you can click here to make an appointment to guarantee your spot at the Orlando airport coronavirus testing site.
Note that at this time, the most popular Central Florida theme parks — Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, both of which reopened in summer 2020 amid the ongoing pandemic — are not requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter. Disney World and Universal Orlando each require face coverings and are implementing other health and safety protocols at this time. Visit the official Walt Disney World website or Universal Orlando website for more information.