Privately run coronavirus testing centers at Tokyo's Haneda airport for boarding passengers will open on Saturday.
The rapid testing facilities will conduct antigen tests, which provide results in roughly 15 minutes, for 1,800 yen, while also offering polymerase chain reaction tests, which take longer than antigen tests, for 1,900 yen but only for those not departing the same day.
The centers will be set up at Haneda's Terminal 1 and 2 for domestic flights from Saturday, at a time when passenger numbers remain low as Japan has recently seen a resurgence in COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by the virus, and will have a combined capacity to administer 2,100 antigen tests and 1,500 PCR tests per day.
Passengers with a negative result can get a certificate. People who test positive could be transferred to a medical institution arranged by the testing facilities.