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Airport to close Covid-19 testing site

April 30, 2021 - Citing a decrease in demand, Tampa International Airport will close its Covid-19 testing site on May 7. In a statement posted on its website, the airport said the BayCare-run site has served nearly 21,000 passengers over the past seven months. When it debuted the service in October, TIA became the first airport in the country to offer both PCR and rapid antigen Covid-19 tests to all departing and arriving passengers. TIA CEO Joe Lopano called it one of the airport’s “proudest accomplishments during the COVID-19 crisis,” adding, “I’m happy to say we kept a lot of travelers safe by offering this service. We still strongly encourage passengers to test at other sites before flying, wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines as we continue to try to reduce Covid-19 case numbers in Florida and around the world.”

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