Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

Southwest Life

Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

A beachgoer walks down Waikiki Beach, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid two weeks of mandatory quarantine goes into effect Thursday. The pandemic has caused a devastating downturn on Hawaii’s tourism-based economy and many are hoping the testing will help the economy rebound.
State officials assist visitors at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid two weeks of mandatory quarantine goes into effect Thursday. The pandemic has caused a devastating downturn on Hawaii’s tourism-based economy. Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands.
Mitch Kemp, left, a worker at a Waikiki Beach rental company, sets up an umbrella for visitor Leena Kilman on Waikiki Beach, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. Kilman, who is visiting from New Hampshire, spent two weeks in mandatory quarantine and Thursday was her first day to visit the beach. The beach rental company opened for the first time Thursday since closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kilman was their first rental customer since closing.
A near empty Waikiki Beach is viewed Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid two weeks of mandatory quarantine goes into effect Thursday. The pandemic has caused a devastating downturn on Hawaii’s tourism-based economy and many are hoping the testing will help the economy rebound.

Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

A beachgoer walks down Waikiki Beach, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid two weeks of mandatory quarantine goes into effect Thursday. The pandemic has caused a devastating downturn on Hawaii’s tourism-based economy and many are hoping the testing will help the economy rebound.
State officials assist visitors at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid two weeks of mandatory quarantine goes into effect Thursday. The pandemic has caused a devastating downturn on Hawaii’s tourism-based economy. Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands.
Mitch Kemp, left, a worker at a Waikiki Beach rental company, sets up an umbrella for visitor Leena Kilman on Waikiki Beach, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. Kilman, who is visiting from New Hampshire, spent two weeks in mandatory quarantine and Thursday was her first day to visit the beach. The beach rental company opened for the first time Thursday since closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kilman was their first rental customer since closing.
A near empty Waikiki Beach is viewed Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid two weeks of mandatory quarantine goes into effect Thursday. The pandemic has caused a devastating downturn on Hawaii’s tourism-based economy and many are hoping the testing will help the economy rebound.