Lawmakers consider standardized pandemic travel rules

Premier Medical personnel perform COVID-19 Rapid Tests on trans-Pacific passengers in October at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would standardize the state’s pandemic travel restrictions across the islands, a departure from the current system that allows individual counties to opt out of a state pre-flight testing program or add their own modified safety measures.