Travelers Must Test Negative At Any Of These Locations To Avoid 14-Day Quarantine
The Aloha State is ready to stay “aloha” to tourists again – without forcing them into a 14-day quarantine before they can set foot on a beach – and below are a list of its approved COVID-19 testing and travel partners.
Visitors to Hawaii can bypass the 14-day restrictions, which called for people to stay in their hotel rooms for two weeks upon arrival, by providing results of a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of departure.
Hawaiian Airlines has set up facilities near LAX in Los Angeles and SFO in San Francisco for a fee (ranging from $85 for three-day advance testing to $150 for same-day testing) and the state of Hawaii has published a list of approved testing sites and also airlines that provide service to the islands.
Here are those approved partners.
Approved testing partners are. AFC Urgent Care, Bartell Drugs, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care, Color, CVS Health, Discover Health MD, Kaiser Permanente (for members only), Quest Diagnostics, Vault Health and Walgreens.
Approved travel partners are: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Oakland International Airport.
“While eager to once again share aloha with travelers, Hawaii’s visitor industry recognizes the importance of proceeding with utmost care, and has established enhanced health and safety protocols to protect Hawaii residents, its workforce and guests,” the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau stated in a press release.
“Travelers will be expected to join residents’ efforts to keep Hawaii safe by wearing a face covering while in public, and practicing good hygiene and physical distancing while enjoying Hawaii’s breathtaking natural beauty, extraordinary open spaces and unique experiences.”
It’s all not quite the standard aloha greeting one gets when normally going to Hawaii – and don’t expect someone from the tourism board to put a lei on you when you land, either – but it’s a start for having tourists once again enjoy being on the islands.