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United makes Hawaii travel easier with expanded COVID testing, pre-clearance program

The new pre-clearance process will be in place for customers traveling on 110 of United’s weekly flights to Hawaii

Beginning February 1, United customers traveling to Hawaii who have a valid negative COVID-19 test can show their results before boarding to save time and skip document screening lines upon arrival. The new pre-clearance process will be in place for customers traveling on 110 of United’s weekly flights to Hawaii.

United is also making it easier to get the right tests to avoid Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine by making approved COVID-19 tests available to all customers traveling to the islands no matter where in the U.S. their travel begins.

“We’re making it easier for customers traveling to Hawaii to spend more time enjoying their trip and less time waiting in lines,” said Toby Enqvist, chief customer officer at United. “Testing is the key to opening domestic and international travel so we’ll continue

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Canadians continue to fly to Hawaii despite COVID-19 travel advisories

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It seems B.C.’s snowbirds are continuing to fly out of country, despite warnings to avoid non-essential travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii’s online COVID-19 stats show 1,260 people arrived from Vancouver International Airport through the month of January.

Of those travellers, 793 declared they were on vacation or travelling for pleasure, 125 were airline crew members, and 121 people were flying to the state to visit friends or family.

Hawaii’s COVID-19 portal shows more than 1,200 travellers flew from Vancouver International Airport to the state in January. (Courtesy State of Hawai’i)

With new travel mandates, it’s possible the number of travellers to Hawaii will go down.

In addition to showing a negative PCR test before boarding a flight for Canada, travellers will soon also be required to take a test upon arrival. The new requirements mean these arriving passengers will have to quarantine in

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United Makes Hawaii Travel Easier

Beginning February 1, United customers traveling to Hawaii who have a valid negative COVID-19 test can show their results before boarding to save time and skip document screening lines upon arrival.

The new pre-clearance process will be in place for customers traveling on 110 of United’s weekly flights to Hawaii.

United is also making it easier to get the right tests to avoid Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine by making approved COVID-19 tests available to all customers traveling to the islands no matter where in the U.S. their travel begins.

“We’re making it easier for customers traveling to Hawaii to spend more time enjoying their trip and less time waiting in lines,” said Toby Enqvist, chief customer officer at United.

“Testing is the key to opening domestic and international travel so we’ll continue to lead the way in rolling out solutions that are simple and safe so our customers have what they

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Kokua Line: Hawaii’s pre-travel testing regimen fulfills 2 goals at once for international travelers

Question: My daughter is studying abroad. Assuming that she can get home as scheduled, does she follow the new U.S. international testing rule or Hawaii’s rule? Are they the same?

Answer: To return to Honolulu from an international destination, your daughter should follow Hawaii’s pre-travel COVID- 19 testing regimen, which, assuming she receives a negative test result, would allow her to board the plane and avoid Oahu’s 10-day quarantine upon arrival.

The new federal pre-travel testing requirements for international airline passengers arriving anywhere in the United States are not exactly the same as Hawaii’s rules. For example, the federal rule allows the passenger to have a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or an antigen test, while Hawaii does not accept the antigen test. Hawaii accepts only the NAAT, and then only from a designated Trusted Testing and Travel Partner.

The federal rule prevents international passengers (including returning Americans) from

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