State adds to testing partners for interisland travel

The State of Hawaii has added Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) to the list of eight other trusted testing partners for inter-county travel. Inter-county passengers arriving in Kauai and Maui counties may bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take an FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from the certified CLIA lab of a trusted testing and travel partner. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure, and the traveler must receive a negative result to bypass the quarantine requirement.

Beginning Wednesday, inter-county travelers to Hawaii County who follow these protocols will have two options to opt out of the 14-day mandatory quarantine. They can either take the test no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure, or they can elect to get a post-arrival test from a trusted partner. This would require the traveler to remain in quarantine until the negative test is reported and verified.

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Details are posted at hawaiicounty.gov/Home/Components/News/News/2633/720.

Travelers must register and upload their test results to their Safe Travels Hawaii account and inter-county travelers must have the test result with them upon arrival so airport screeners can review the result.

Those who do not choose to take a pre-travel test or who do not arrive with a negative test result from a trusted testing or travel partner will be subject to the existing 14-day quarantine. Travelers may seek an exemption from the county they are traveling to.

The nine trusted testing partners for inter-county travel are:

Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii – All lab tests require an order by a licensed healthcare provider in the State of Hawaii. Appointment required. More information at clinicallabs.com.

CVS Health (Longs) – Appointments may be scheduled up to two days in the future at select CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations. Tests available for ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required. More information at cvs.com/selfpaytesting.

Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (DLS) – All COVID-19 testing at DLS currently requires a lab order and collection by a licensed healthcare provider in the State of Hawaii. More information at dlslab.com/covid-collection.

Hawaii Pacific Health – Testing available at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women &Children on Oahu and Wilcox Medical Center on Kauai in partnership with Clinical Labs of Hawaii. Appointments required at Kapi’olani and must be scheduled online at clinicallabs.com/covid. No appointment necessary at Wilcox. More information at hawaiipacifichealth.org/covid19testing.

Kaiser Permanente (for members only) – Kaiser Permanente members may schedule a test online or contact the appointment call center or nurse advice line in their home region for scheduling instructions. Kaiser Permanente members returning home to Hawaii may call the Away-from-Home Travel Line at 951-268-3900 for scheduling instructions. More information at kp.org/travel.

Minit Medical – Three clinics on Maui with drive-up testing available. Appointment required. More information at 808-667-6161 and Minitmed.com.

Urgent Care Hawaii – Tests available with online registration at ucarehi.com. Results emailed within 24 hours. Limited walk-ins can be accommodated. More information at 808-797-7980.

Vault Health – At-home FDA-authorized saliva tests with real-time audio-visual supervision. Tests available for ages five and older. Tests results mailed in 72 hours or less. More information at learn.vaulthealth.com/state-of-Hawaii.

Walgreens – Testing available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet CDC criteria. Tests available for ages five and older. All drive-through testing locations operate outdoors, and patients do not leave their vehicles. Appointment required. Request the RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel or Rapid Point of Care (POC) test, which are both approved by the State of Hawaii. More information at walgreens.com/covid19testing.

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Additional transpacific and inter-county trusted testing partners will not be added for a period of time. This will give the new Safe Travels Hawaii program a stable platform to operate and time for the state to monitor performance and adjust the system, as needed.

In the future – trusted testing and travel partners added to the Safe Travels Hawaii program will be uploaded to www.hawaiicovid19.com. The website also includes more information on inter-county pre-travel testing and the Safe Travels Hawaii program.

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