Ready, set, go: A reluctant Mayor Kim opens the island to trans-Pacific travelers

  • A Southwest plane passes over Kuawa Street on Tuesday while flying into Hilo International Airport. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

Mayor Harry Kim prefers not to open up the island at all today to trans-Pacific travelers without quarantine, but since he has no choice, he implemented the two-test procedure to reduce the coronavirus infection risk to residents and visitors.