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Fort Lauderdale airport to set up coronavirus testing area

Coronavirus testing at Fort Lauderdale's airport could provide a convenient option for travelers to get checked on the go.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is preparing to set up a coronavirus testing area at the lower level of Terminal 3, which is the airport’s main terminal.

According to Arlene Satchell, a spokeswoman for the Broward County Aviation Department, the testing area will open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily starting on Dec. 9.

Nomi Health, a startup based in Utah, will be providing both rapid testing for $69 and the PCR test for $99 to travelers who have made appointments online and who have already purchased tickets to fly out of FLL, Miami International Airport, or Palm Beach International Airport.

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About the Authors:

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.