Hawai‘i to start pre-travel testing for residents, visitorsPosted on Sep 29, 2020 in Capitol Connection, Featured
To protect public health and restart the economy, the governor has announced the Oct. 15 launch of the Safe Travels pre-testing program. The testing program enables residents and visitors to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested within 72 hours from the final leg of departure. They must obtain an FDA-authorized nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), performed with a nasal swab, and must show proof of negative test results from a CLIA-certified lab. Currently approved testing partners are CVS and Kaiser Permanente (members only), with others to be announced. For more details and FAQs, go to https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/.
“This pre-travel testing allows us to add a greater element of safety for travel into our state,” said the governor. All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health and travel form in advance using the Safe Travels digital system. They can upload their test results to the digital platform at https://travel.hawaii.gov.
The Safe Travels form is a key piece in making trans-Pacific and interisland travel safer. Officials say the new form is vital to the state’s multi-step screening process to verify contact and health information and generate quarantine check-in reminders to travelers.