Hawaii announces pre-travel testing programs with Philippine Airlines and South Korea’s Incheon Airport

Governor David Ige announced that starting Thursday, July 15, 2021, travelers from the Philippines and from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner.

In all cases, the test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the negative test result submitted prior to departure for Hawaiʻi. Travelers must upload their negative test result into the Safe Travels digital platform and have a hard copy with them before departing for Hawaiʻi.

Philippine Airlines

Travelers flying from the Philippines to Hawaiʻi may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from labs identified by Philippine Airlines. The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) has approved the use of COVID-19 RT-PCR tests conducted by laboratories from the following:

Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Safeguard DNA Diagnostic, Inc., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Cardinal Santos Medical Center, San Juan City, Metro Manila
Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital, Bacolod City
St. Elizabeth Hospital Inc., General Santos City

Travelers should look to Philippine Airlines for more information: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home/covid-19/DepartingFromThePH/UnitedStates/Hawaii

Incheon International Airport – Terminal 2

Incheon International Airport – Terminal 2 has also been certified by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health as a trusted testing partner. Incheon Airport COVID-19 Testing Center provides one-stop services for COVID-19 testing and issues health declaration cards for outbound passengers who test negative.

The testing center is open year-round and online reservations are required. The Testing Center is located inside Incheon International Airport at the west side parking lot, B1, Passenger Terminal 2. Outbound passengers can receive their results on the same day if they take the test between 7 to 11:30 a.m., and the following day if they take the test between 1 to 6 p.m.

Travelers should look to Incheon Airport for more information: www.airport.kr/ap_cnt/en/svc/covid19/medical/medical.do

For international travelers coming to the State of Hawaiʻi, tests from Trusted Testing Partners only will be accepted for purposes of by-passing the state’s 10-day traveler quarantine.

For more information visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel.