Airport Onsite COVID-19 Testing Available Now

Arriving and departing passengers can travel safely and conveniently by getting COVID-19 tests onsite at the San Luis Obispo airport.

How it Works

It’s easy for arriving and departing passengers to get a COVID-19 test at the airport. Simply schedule an appointment time, upload the required information, and get results in as little as 4 hours after your test.

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Who can get tested: Available to arriving and departing passengers, and badged airport personnel
Where to get tested: Main Terminal, 975 Airport Drive, Room 147
When to get tested: Sunday – Friday, 8 AM – 8 PM, by appointment only


In a comprehensive effort to protect passengers and keep the region moving, the airport has launched its SBP Nonstop Service health and safety program. Nonstop Service focuses on the key elements of health, safety, security, and community. The program goes far beyond additional cleaning measures and is a wide-ranging plan to keep the community safe, connected, and informed when traveling through the airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the onsite COVID-19 testing?

This on-site testing opportunity is available to passengers, SBP employees, and airport personnel (concessionaires, airline employees, rental car employees, FBO staff). An individual will need to have a ticket into or out of SBP) or an airport employee badge to qualify.

How do I book an appointment?

Registration is available online at After registration is completed take your QR Code to the collector to conduct your test. In pre-registration you may select an appointment time or identify if you are a walk-in collection.

What are the hours of operation of the testing site?

The facility will be open 8 AM – 8 PM Sunday – Friday

What type of test will be offered?

Two types of COVID-19 tests will be offered at the facility. Travelers can select a test based on requirements at their destination, time constraints, and personal preference:

  • Molecular RT-LAMP (mLife True Saliva testing kit) will be offered, with test results available within 4 hours
  • Molecular PCR will also be offered, with test results available within 48 hours
Where do I find my COVID-19 test results?

All test information is securely provided to users via Nova Labs’ patient portal. Visit to login in. You may request details of your test or changes to the report in this same portal. Your email is your username. After collection is completed, you will receive an automated email with directions on how to retrieve your results and notification of when your results are ready.

How do I find the airport COVID-19 testing location?

In the main airport terminal, Room 147 is next to the rental car agencies and baggage carousel.  

How much does the COVID-19 test cost and who pays for it?

Both the Rapid test and PCR test are $100 per test. The individual receiving the test will be responsible for all associated costs if they choose not to answer the questions to qualify for insurance or HRSA coverage. If available, an insurance provider will be billed. Insurance covers the cost of the test without a required copay.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured.

There are no appointments available. Can I walk in?

Walk-ins are accepted but will be taken after those with appointments. Pre-registering with or without an appointment is highly encouraged.

The entire process is approximately 5 minutes if you pre-register.

Do I need to have my flight itinerary for a testing appointment?

Yes. Testing staff will check for boarding passes or airport badges prior to administering the test.
You will enter in your flight confirmation code during pre-registering.

Is the lab pre-approved and a trusted partner by Hawaii?

At this time, Nova Labs is not an approved partner for Hawaii pre-screening services.

How do I share my test results with my airline or destination?

Test results will be provided via the Nova Labs patient portal. Visit to login. Your email is your username.

What is the procedure if a passenger tests positive?

When a test result is positive, Nova Labs will share the information with the County of San Luis Obispo’s Public Health Department. Those who test positive should not travel, and instead quarantine themselves in accordance with public health and safety guidelines.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficult breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

It is also highly encouraged to retest if there is a positive result. Two negative results in a 24-hour period is typically required to be released from quarantine safely.

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my test?

All questions regarding appointments, processing, or test results should be directed to Nova Labs: (877) 230-1518 or

All questions regarding appointments, processing, or test results should be directed to Nova Labs: (877) 230-1518 or