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Long Beach Airport
Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently introduced a new partner, CityHealth Urgent Care, to offer drive-through COVID-19 tests for as low as $20, exclusively for ticketed LGB travelers and employees.
LGB added three additional daily nonstop flights to Hawaii last week, one to Maui with Hawaiian Airlines (complementing its existing service to Honolulu) and one each to Honolulu and Maui on Southwest Airlines. The State of Hawaii currently exempts visitors and returning residents from quarantine if they obtain a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result from an approved testing partner no more than 72 hours before their scheduled departure time.
CityHealth, in collaboration with Southwest Airlines, joins Worksite Labs, which has provided testing for Hawaiian Airlines passengers at LGB since January. Both providers are approved testing partners.
“Whether mandatory or voluntary, COVID-19 testing is an important tool for healthy and safe air travel,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “We are happy to provide two providers that are affordable and accessible for our travelers.”
CityHealth offers guaranteed test results within 72 hours, with a $20 administration fee. LGB encourages Hawaii-bound travelers to get tested two to three days prior to departure.
"CityHealth is pleased to be working with Southwest Airlines and the team at Long Beach Airport to provide rapid and accessible testing to LGB travelers, employees and Hawaii-bound passengers,” said Sean Parkin, CEO of CityHealth. “Testing is an essential tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and we’re happy to support the travel and tourism industry.”
Both testing locations are located near the Airport’s main entrance at 4100 Donald Douglas Drive, across from the cell phone parking lot. CityHealth, available to any ticketed LGB passenger, is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by appointment only. Worksite Labs, exclusively for Hawaiian Airlines passengers, is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., by appointment only. This augments efforts from the City of Long Beach, which continues to provide COVID-19 tests at no cost.
LGB has instituted a number of measures to enhance passenger safety, including physical distancing, new disinfecting protocols and a face mask requirement. Read more about these measures and check out a video of what it’s like to fly through LGB with the current precautions.
Situated near the border of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, LGB is located in close proximity to numerous major attractions in Southern California.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.
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About Long Beach Airport
Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is the oldest airport in California. Among its many awards, LGB was named a Top 10 airport in the 2020 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Small Airport. LGB offers non-stop service to 16 U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment, with the LGB Aviation Complex generating $8.6 billion in economic impact and supporting 46,000 jobs. LGB is a self-supporting enterprise of the City of Long Beach and does not receive local tax dollars. The Airport prides itself in preserving its esteemed historic legacy and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LGBAirport.