Hawaii, which last month canceled its strict quarantine rules for visitors coming with negative state-approved tests, has tightened the rules a bit; originally test results from approved labs could be uploaded on arrival, but now must be presented before flying.
The new rule takes effect Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving and an expected bump in travel to the island state. Tests must still be supplied by a state-approved vendor.
The move came about because since the program started October 15, numbers of travelers have arrived without their test results, and some later tested positive. Hawaii Gov. David Ige warned travelers that “If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of their trip, the traveler must quarantine for 14 days or the length of the stay, whichever runs shorter."
Testing as a travel routine is becoming more common, with airlines and their trade groups pushing governments for more use, and for common rules. Other recent entries into the field include an initiative by American Airlines and British Airways to use testing as a means of re-opening freer travel between New York and London.