Hawaiian Airlines expands Covid-testing options

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Hawaiian is now offering drive-through and walk-up testing options in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle and Portland, Ore. Photo Credit: zstock/Shutterstock.com

Hawaiian Airlines has expanded testing options for its guests to help passengers comply with the Aloha State's coronavirus testing protocol.

The airline is now offering drive-through and walk-up options for preflight Covid-19 testing in Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle in addition to San Francisco, where it first offered $90 nasal-swab testing near the San Francisco Airport in October. The $90 cost will be the same in the four new destinations.

Guests who test within 72 hours of their flight and receive a negative result prior to departure will be exempt from Hawaii's 14-day quarantine for all arrivals.

In the Los Angeles area, Hawaiian Airlines passengers have exclusive access to the carrier's testing site in Culver City in partnership with Worksite Labs. In Las Vegas, a testing site is now open across from the Main Street Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas, and airline guests can also get tested by the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the UMC Advanced Center for Health or one of UMC's nine Quick Care locations. Additionally, the airline has partnered with US BioTek to offer tests in Portland and three Seattle-area locations: Shoreline, Redmond and Tacoma.

"We know how important it is for our guests to have convenient, reliable access to pretravel tests, and we are pleased to bring them more options in key gateway cities," Avi Mannis, senior vice president of marketing at Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement. "Our dedicated testing locations guarantee guests will receive results within 36 hours of being tested, so they can meet the state's requirements and focus on enjoying safe travel."

In addition to the in-person testing sites, Hawaiian Airlines is also offering travelers anywhere in the U.S. a mail-in test option through Vault Health.

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