David Y. Ige | Business OF THE GOVERNOR – Information Launch: Hawaiʻi expands pre-vacation screening plan to Korea

Office environment OF THE GOVERNOR – Information Launch: Hawaiʻi expands pre-vacation testing application to Korea

Posted on Jan 27, 2021 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Latest Information, Newsroom

Point out announces 4 reliable tests partners in Korea

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced right now that starting up Friday, Feb. 5, travelers from Korea may well bypass the Point out of Hawaiʻi’s obligatory 10-working day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 examination from a dependable tests spouse in Korea. The check have to be taken no previously than 72 hours prior to departure and the examination consequence should be destructive.

In addition to the state’s method, helpful January 26, 2021 the Facilities for Illness Control and Avoidance (CDC) is demanding evidence of a unfavorable COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 for all air travellers arriving from a international state to the United States.

For intercontinental tourists coming to the Point out of Hawaiʻi, only checks from Dependable Testing Partners  will be approved for purposes of by-passing the state’s 10-working day traveler quarantine.

On January 21, 2021, the President of the United States issued an executive get necessitating, between other factors, that masks must be worn at airports and on airplanes. The federal governing administration is also contemplating more actions relating to intervals of self-quarantine or self-isolation and/or screening just after entry into the United States. For the time remaining, the condition is producing no improvements to the Safe Travels system.

“The pre-vacation testing application is just a person layer of the state’s extensive Protected Travels Hawai‘i plan, which has served us effectively in safeguarding our inhabitants and people. We are thrilled to safely and securely welcome back travelers from Korea,” explained Gov. David Ige.

The Consulate Common of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu welcomed the launch of this software, declaring that it will add to increasing individuals to folks exchanges among Korea and Hawaiʻi while using vital basic safety measures.

The Hawaiʻi Condition Section of Overall health (DOH) has permitted the use of the COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) carried out by a laboratory approved by the Korea Illness Command and Avoidance Company (KDCA) in Korea, for the pre-vacation examination. The following four trustworthy tests partners in Korea have been accepted as of now:

“We search forward to welcoming our pals and spouse and children touring from Korea and enjoy everyone’s initiatives to travel safely and securely with a pre-test. The Safe Travels Hawaiʻi plan has allowed our point out to restore hope and some financial restoration when balancing the health and fitness and security of our people and visitors,” reported Hawaiʻi’s Lt. Gov. Josh Green.

“We continue to advise visitors right before and immediately after they arrive in the Hawaiian Islands to make them much more conscious and conscious about their obligation to maintain them selves and our inhabitants secure,” stated John De Fries, President and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “HTA will work with Hawai‘i Tourism Korea to extend collaboration with airways, and will also operate with Korea’s top sector and brand associates to create sustainable journey themes to Hawai‘i that comply with our State’s travel procedures and guidelines.”

“We welcome the intercontinental expansion of the pre-vacation tests software to South Korea. It will enable a lot more attendees to journey on our Incheon-Honolulu flights and support crank out vital financial exercise for our condition while keeping our communities safe and sound,” mentioned Theo Panagiotoulias, senior vice president of world wide profits and alliances at Hawaiian Airlines.

Korean nationals traveling abroad are still topic to a 14-day quarantine on their return to the nation. Journey restrictions on U.S. journey to Korea continue to be in location.

For much more facts go to https://hawaiicovid19.com/vacation/ and https://www.gohawaii.com/kr/exclusive-alerts-data-korean.


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Push Secretary

Office of the Governor

Business office: 808-586-0043

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Place of work of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

[email protected]