State tightens pre-arrival COVID-19 testing program for trans-Pacific travelers


Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A COVID-19 tester with S&G Labs asks a car to pull up during free drive-through testing Wednesday at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Starting Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving, trans-Pacific arrivals in Hawaii must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a trusted testing partner prior to departure to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine.