Experts eye more Hawaii travel testing to contain COVID

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Angela Gordon, left, and Maria Charles visit Rainbow Falls earlier this month. State leaders have resisted the implementation of a two-test policy for arriving travelers, a plan that some experts are questioning.

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are facing pressure to increase COVID-19 testing for travelers as the islands deal with a record surge of new infections, hospitalization and deaths. The calls come as federal guidelines change to require negative virus tests from both vaccinated and unvaccinated people coming to the U.S.