Oakland Airport is the first in the United States to offer COVID-19 tests in a vending machine


Passengers transiting through oakland International Airport during the pandemic can now take a COVID-19 test as if they were a bag of chips or a pair of headphones.

For around $ 150, travelers can purchase DIY saliva sampling tests from vending machine kiosks at each terminal.

“We have realized that travelers are going through a difficult time right now, especially as we are all dealing with the COVID pandemic,” said Roberto Bernardo, a spokesperson for Auckland Airport. “We wanted to give travelers another option to test.”

Airport officials said Oakland International is the first in the United States to sell COVID-19 tests in vending machines.


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