Japanese visitors could start arriving as early as Nov. 6 under state’s pre-travel testing plan

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Southwest Airlines employee Jaren Layaoen helps a traveler check in for her flight to the mainland at Hilo International Airport on Tuesday. Gov. David Ige on Tuesday announced that more visitors from Japan could start visiting Hawaii in a few weeks, thanks to a new program that will allow them to avoid quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Lorie Navarra walks with her luggage Tuesday at Hilo International Airport.

CORRECTION 10/29/20: A previous version of this story had Avi Mannis’ first name misspelled. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.