KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Alecia Haselton talks to Bill Hanson with Hawaii County Civil Defense after running into an issue with renting a car after arriving Thursday at Hilo International Airport. After receiving a negative result from a post-travel COVID-19 test, Haselton needed to provide physical proof to the rental car company.
KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Travelers check in with airport employees before getting tested for COVID-19 after arriving Thursday at Hilo International Airport.
KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Airport employee Stephen Thomas, right, helps a traveler access the Safe Travels information on his phone after arriving Thursday at Hilo International Airport. Safe Travels allows airport employees to see a passenger’s result from a pre-travel COVID-19 test.
The first day of post-flight testing at Hilo International Airport went by largely without incident as a trickle of trans-Pacific travelers returned to the Big Island on Thursday.