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When will Hawaii allow vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-travel testing and quarantine?

When will Hawaii allow vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-travel testing and quarantine?

As more and more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, many are wondering when Hawaii will create special provisions for vaccinated travelers to go to Hawaii without pre-testing or 10-day quarantines. That’s a very good question that remains unclear at the moment. On January 28, Hawaii’s Lt. Gov. Green sent a proposal to Gov. Ige recommending […]

Singapore Airlines to launch Covid-19 testing trial | News

Singapore Airlines to launch Covid-19 testing trial | News

All passengers flying Singapore Airlines outbound from Singapore and Indonesia (bound for Singapore) will be able to book pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and serology tests as part of a trial service. The scheme will be operated in partnership with Collinson. The medical services provider will lead and manage the process; and subject to success, […]

UK to introduce pre-arrival Covid-19 testing | News

Business leaders to be exempt from English quarantine rules | News

All international passengers will soon have to test negative for Covid-19 before travelling to the UK under new government plans. People arriving by plane, train or boat, including UK nationals, will have to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the country they are in. Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said this morning passengers […]

Virgin Atlantic to launch pre-flight testing at Heathrow | News

Virgin Atlantic to launch pre-flight testing at Heathrow | News

Virgin Atlantic customers flying to Barbados or onwards to Antigua and Grenada on selected flights will receive a free, rapid, point of care, pre-departure lateral flow antigen test at Heathrow. Launching on December 9th, the move is part of an airline-led trial to gather vital data on the logistics and effectiveness of pre-departure testing. Virgin […]

Delta to launch Italian quarantine-free testing trial | News

Delta to launch Italian quarantine-free testing trial | News

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined forces for a transatlantic Covid-19 testing program. It is hoped the scheme will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government. “Carefully designed Covid-19 testing protocols are the best path for […]

Hawaii travel news: Kauai seeking to opt out of pre-travel testing program. CVS tells Hawaii travelers to seek other testing plans.

Hawaii travel news: Kauai seeking to opt out of pre-travel testing program. CVS tells Hawaii travelers to seek other testing plans.

North Shore Kauai Kauai seeking to opt out of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program starting December 1, 2020 Yesterday, Kauai’s Mayor Kawakami requested approval to opt out of the state of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program starting December 1, 2020. If approved all travelers to Kauai would be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of testing. […]

IATA AGM: Governments urged to following latest testing evidence | News

IATA AGM: Governments urged to following latest testing evidence | News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the publication of the manual on testing and cross border risk management measures by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The document provides governments a risk-based assessment tool for using testing programs that could alleviate quarantine requirements. It is a critical output produced by the ICAO Collaborative […]

Pre-Travel Test Results Must Be Received Prior to Flight to Hawaii + Canadian Pre-Travel Testing Program with Hawaii Announced

Pre-Travel Test Results Must Be Received Prior to Flight to Hawaii + Canadian Pre-Travel Testing Program with Hawaii Announced

Governor Ige and his team announced some major new changes/additions to Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program. Before we get into the details of those news items, we’d like to say mahalo to Angie Palmer for supplying today’s lovely Aloha Friday Photo. — Last night, November 19th, the governor held a lengthy press conference announcing a couple […]

Heathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse | News

Heathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse | News

Passenger figures at Heathrow were down 82 per cent in October when compared to last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on global aviation. The airport also warned data for November was likely to be even worse, as England enters a four-week lockdown. Long-haul and critical markets for trade suffered the […]

United Airlines to launch Covid-19 testing trial | News

United Airlines to launch Covid-19 testing trial | News

United Airlines has unveiled plans for transatlantic Covid-19 testing pilot program for customers. From November 16th through to December 11th, the airline will offer rapid tests to every passenger over two years old and crew members on board select flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to London Heathrow (LHR), free of charge. Anyone who […]

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