LAX launches on-site coronavirus testing for fliers

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Los Angeles International Airport is rolling out on-site coronavirus testing, as officials urge against unnecessary travel amid a spike in cases across Southern California.

LAX on Tuesday morning launched interim testing sites at three terminals as a precursor to an on-site rapid-testing lab, set to open the first week of December.

The tests available at the current sites cost $150 and provide results within 24 hours to those who opt to take them.

That will not be fast enough for people about to board a crowded plane and sit in an enclosed space for hours. But the tests could help travelers avoid quarantining at their destination.

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