Beginning Thursday, those who do not want to be subject to the state’s 14-day mandatory travelers quarantine must take an approved COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure from the final leg of travel (children younger than 5 will not be required to take a test).
The test must be done through one of the state’s 17 “trusted testing partners.” No other test results will be accepted.
Negative test results can be uploaded on the Safe Travels Digital Platform, and all travelers must also complete the state’s mandatory travel and health form on this digital platform. Travelers are encouraged to do this step 24 hours prior to arrival. Airport screeners will review information upon arrival and conduct temperature screenings.
The state’s “trusted partners” are:
• AFC Urgent Care — COVID-19 tests are available at clinics on the AFC Urgent Care website. Tests available for ages 5 and older. Schedule in advance to guarantee appointment availability. A printed version of results is provided prior to leaving the clinic. Information and costs can be found at afcurgentcareportland.com/traveling-hawaii.
• Bartell Drugs — In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Bartell Drugs offers testing at select locations. Appointments are required at least one day in advance. Guaranteed results within 72 hours. Information can be found at bartelldrugs.com/alaska-airlines-covid-testing.
• Carbon Health — Carbon Health offers COVID-19 tests at dedicated testing sites with results delivered within two hours. Tests available for ages 5 and older. Registration instructions and costs can be found at carbonhealth.com/alaska-airlines-to-hawaii-rapid-covid-testing.
• CityHealth Urgent Care — CityHealth Urgent Care and its team of expert clinical staff and infectious disease physician consultants offer testing using state-of-the-art Abbott Lab instrumentation for results in 15 minutes. Tests available for ages 5 and older. Information and costs can be found at bayareacovid19testing.com.
• Color — Color supports the nation’s first COVID-19 testing program for airline passengers. Tests available for ages 5 and older. Information can be found at color.com/united-airlines-testing-program.
• CVS Health — Travelers can schedule an appointment up to two days in the future at select CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations. Tests available for ages 12 and older. Pre-registration is required. Registration instructions and costs can be found at cvs.com/selfpaytesting.
• Discovery Health MD — Individuals traveling to Hawaii can schedule testing online with same and next day results at designated testing sites. Tests available for ages 5 and older. A limited number of walk-ups can be accommodated. Information can be found at discoveryhealthmd.com/covid-19-services/test-to-fly.
• Kaiser Permanente (members only) — Kaiser Permanente members can schedule a test online or contact the appointment call center or nurse advice line in their home region for scheduling instructions. Kaiser members returning home to Hawaii can call the Away-from-Home Travel Line at 951-268-3900 for scheduling instructions. Information can be found at kp.org/travel.
• Quest Diagnostics — Individuals can order and schedule the company’s COVID-19 Active Infection Test online and select from more than 500 Walmart drive-through pharmacy locations for a nasal swab test. Ordering instructions and costs can be found at questcovid19.com/hawaii.
• Vault Health — At-home tests with real-time audio-visual supervision are available with Vault Health, the first FDA-authorized saliva test. Tests available for ages 5 and older. Tests are mailed with accurate results in 72 hours or less. Information and costs can be found at learn.vaulthealth.com/state-of-hawaii.
• Walgreens — Testing is available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet CDC criteria. Tests available for ages 5 and older. All drive-through testing locations operate outdoors and patients do not leave their vehicles. Appointment required. Information can be found at walgreens.com/covid19testing.
These airlines understand the pre-travel testing requirements and are reliable sources of testing and information about testing options:
• Alaska Airlines — alaskaair.com/content/next-level-care/hawaii.
• American Airlines — aa.com/covid19testing.
• Hawaiian Airlines — hawaiianairlines.com/covidtesting.
• Oakland International Airport — oaklandairport.com.
• Southwest Airlines — southwest.com/coronavirus.
• United Airlines — united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/what-to-expect.html.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald