FARGO — The North Dakota Army National Guard has started offering no-cost rapid COVID-19 tests to incoming travelers to Hector International Airport.

Testing began Saturday, Dec. 26. Representatives from the National Guard will be available one hour before the first arriving flight of the day until the final arriving flight at the airport's baggage claim area.

The objective of the rapid testing program is to identify asymptomatic travelers and remove them from the community to avoid further COVID-19 transmission. Test results are available in 15 minutes.

No end date has been announced for the testing program.