Here’s what travelers should know about the state’s pre-travel program

Here’s what travelers should know about the state’s pre-testing process

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The pre-travel testing program launched Thursday, but there’s still no shortage of confusion about how the system will work.

If you have not yet booked your flight to Hawaii and want to avoid quarantine, the first step is going to HawaiiCOVID19.com and check the trusted testing and travel partners page.

Hawaii is only accepting test results from 17 partners.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Thursday is a big day for the state.

“We expect a little bit of bumpiness in the first couple of days. That’s totally expected," Green said. “And we’ve set up several different ways to help people at the airport. First of course we’re hoping that they come in with their test uploaded, if it’s done.”

Once off the plane, everyone will have their temperatures taken.

Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be pulled aside for additional screening.

“I can assure you that there’s gonna be dozens of people at each of the terminals helping guide people, making sure they’re in the correct line,” said Tim Sakahara, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman.

Sakahara said there will be four lines for arriving passengers: One for people without a QR code, one for people with a QR code and a negative COVID-19 test, one for people with a QR code but no negative test and one line for exempt people (flight crews, active military).

In order to get that QR code, create a Safe Travels login. Everyone must have a valid email. There, you can add your trips, fill out your health questionnaire and upload documents.

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