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Hawaii Delays Pre-travel Testing Program Until Sept. 1

Since March 26, 2020, individuals – both residents and visitors – arriving in Hawaii have had to self-quarantine for 14 days as part of a statewide order issued by Governor David Ige.

Beginning Sept. 1, individuals looking to avoid the 14-day quarantine are required to get a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their trip and provide proof of a negative result as part of Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program.

If visitors fail to meet the requirements of the Pre-Travel Testing Program, they will be placed in a mandatory 14- day quarantine until a negative test is received.

The FDA-approved Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) must be from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) and will need to be done prior to arrival. No testing will be done upon arrival at the airport.

Governor Ige has also said that the state still believes the pre-travel testing program will help keep Hawaii safe.

And he said that progress on the program is being made and additional details will be in place by Sept. 1.

This date remains fluid and subject to change. Should the date change we will provide an update as soon as possible.

Go to https://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/alerts/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/ for more.

 

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