Hawaii COVID-19 Testing Details

Hawaii's Trusted Pre-travel Test Partners

Hawaii Testing Partners & Related Costs

The Pre-Travel Test Must Come from a Trusted Partner!

Last Updated: November 27, 2020, at 12:30 pm HST

According to Hawaii's official State Department of Health, the state lists its approved domestic U.S. trusted testing partners as: American Family Care (AFC), American Samoa Department of Health, Atlas Genomics, Bartell DrugsCapstone Clinic, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care at Oakland AirportClarity Lab Solutions, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, Color, Costco/AZOVA, CVS Health, Diagnostic Laboratory Services (Hawaii), Discovery Health MDGo Health Urgent Care, Hawaii Pacific Health, Kaiser Permanente, Minit Medical, National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii’s Consortium (through an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu), S&G Labs Hawaii LLC, UC San Diego Health, University of Washington Medicine, Urgent Care Hawaii, Vault Health, and WalgreensWestPac Labs, and XpresCheck (as of 11/20/20).

The Hawaii Governor and Lt. Governor have also officially confirmed, during multiple press conferences, that several additional partners (Airlines, Airports, etc.) are also offering tests (through trusted partners) that will comply with Hawaii's pre-test requirements. More partners may be announced in the coming weeks; we'll be sure to add them here.

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Editor's Note...

We recognize questions remain about testing availability & timeliness for these tests with trusted partners. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and provide additional updates & testing providers, as provided by official state sources, on this page. Travelers may want to sign up for our weekly email updates that we're currently sending about the status of Hawaii's reopening. This email update will include any new partners that have been recently added to the pre-travel testing program.

John Derrick
Published on: 11-27-2020
Published by: John C. Derrick

Trusted Trans-Pacific U.S. Testing Partners & Costs

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Official U.S. Pharmacy Partners for COVID-19 Testing & Costs

Bartell Drugs

Bartell Drugs - In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Bartell Drugs offers testing at select locations. Appointments are required at least one day in advance. Guaranteed results within 72 hours. Information can be found on their website.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Results may take 48-hours or longer and they have limited holiday testing availability. Proceed with caution at this time.

CVS Health

CVS Health – Travelers may schedule an appointment up to two days in the future at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations. Tests available for ages 12 and older. Pre-registration is required. Registration instructions and costs can be found on their website. CVS has previously said, "Tests will cost $139 per test and we currently expect the majority of test results to be available within two to three days. It will be live in time to allow travelers to schedule a test in advance of their planned travel to the islands and within the time frame required by the state."

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Due to the new restrictions effective November 24th, the CVS website now says it cannot guarantee a specific turnaround time on the lab tests accepted by Hawaii – travelers to Hawaii should make other testing plans.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente (members only) - Kaiser Permanente members may schedule a test online, or contact the appointment call center or nurse advice line in their home region for scheduling instructions. Kaiser Permanente members returning home to Hawaii may call the Away-from-Home Travel Line at 951-268-3900 for scheduling instructions. Information can be found. Test costs should be FREE for members.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Results may take longer due to increased holiday demand. We're also unclear about their current availability. Proceed with caution at this time.

Walgreens

Walgreens - Testing is available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet CDC criteria. Tests available for ages five and older. All drive-thru testing locations operate outdoors and patients do not leave their vehicles. An appointment is required. The Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) Test (ID NOW) and RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel are both nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) and thus both test types are approved by the state of Hawaii. Walgreens website notes that the turnaround results time may vary, so plan accordingly. The cost of either test is $129. Information can be found on their website here.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Test results may take up to 72 hours. Due to the new restrictions effective November 24th, we advise proceeding with caution at this time.

Official U.S. Testing Partners for COVID-19

We do not have specific costs for all of the following partners, however, we have received confirmation from the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) that each of these partners listed below is participating in the Hawaii pre-test travel program.

American Family Care

American Family Care (AFC) - More than 200 AFC locations nationwide are confirmed Trusted Testing Partners with the State of Hawaii. All travelers ages five (5) and up are able to visit their local AFC location, no more than 72 hours before their flight departure time in compliance with travel requirements, for a pre-travel COVID-19 test. A printed version of test results will be provided to the traveler(s) prior to leaving the AFC center. Visit their website for more information.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Test results may take up to 72 hours. Due to the new restrictions effective November 24th, we advise proceeding with caution at this time.

American Samoa DOH

American Samoa Department of Health - The American Samoa Department of Health Clinical Laboratory is a CLIA-certified moderate complexity testing laboratory situated at the Tafuna Health Center Clinic. It provides necessary clinical laboratory testing services for the people of American Samoa, including the FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) test required for passengers to participate in the State of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program. For more information, visit the AS-DOH website.

Atlas Genomics

Atlas Genomics – Atlas Genomics is a CLIA-certified, high complexity molecular diagnostics laboratory based in Seattle, WA. We are dedicated to providing our clients with premium quality service and timely results, both locally and across the nation. Travelers on their way to Hawaii may schedule testing through our convenient online portal and visit one of our five Seattle area locations for sample collection. Expedited same-day results are available for those travelers utilizing our Renton or Bellevue locations. For additional information or to schedule a test, please visit their website.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Results may take a couple of days. Proceed with caution at this time.

Capstone Clinic

Capstone Clinic - Capstone Clinic is eager to offer pre-travel testing to the residents of the State of Alaska in preparation for their visit to the Aloha State. Capstone has six full-service health care facility locations on Alaska’s road system and at the Ted Stevens International Airport and numerous regional airports statewide. Capstone has over 250 employees and has performed over 125,000 COVID tests. For information visit their website.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Test results times are uncertain. Travelers may want to proceed with caution at this time.

Carbon Health

Carbon Health - Carbon Health offers COVID-19 tests for Alaska Airlines flyers at dedicated testing sites with results available in a Carbon Health account on the Carbon Health desktop site or mobile app for iOS or Android by 9 a.m. the next day after taking the test. Tests available for infants as young as three (3) months (the State of Hawaii requires tests for those 5 years and older). Registration instructions and costs can be found on their website. The cost of the COVID-19 test varies. In Portland, the cost is $135 and in all other Carbon testing locations, the cost is $170 per test.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: No concerns, as results are returned to travelers the following day.

City Health Urgent Care

City Health Urgent Care at Oakland Airport - CityHealth Urgent Care and its team of expert clinical staff and infectious disease physician consultants offer testing to travelers at Oakland Airport. City Health offers two types of tests that meet the state of Hawaii's requirements. Tests available for ages five and older. Information and costs can be found here. $0 out-of-pocket cost with most insurance or federal program for the uninsured.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Results may take a couple of days. Proceed with caution at this time.

Clarity Lab Solutions

Clarity Lab Solutions - Clarity Lab Solutions as Clarity Mobile Ventures ("CMV"), are supplying a COVID-19 testing and clinical laboratory facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This lab and test collection station will be located across from terminal 6 and will provide COVID-19 testing solutions for passengers, airport, and airline staff. In addition, Clarity Lab Solutions high throughput lab in Boca Raton, FL will be used for overflow testing if excess testing capacity is required for results within 24 hours of receipt. For more information visit their website.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: No concerns, as results are typically ready the following day.

Color Genomics

Color Genomics - Color supports the nation's first COVID-19 testing program for airline passengers. Tests available for ages five and older. Information can be found online here. As noted above for United Airlines, the cost is $250 for a rapid test performed on the day of travel, OR there is an $80 mail-in test that needs to be completed 72 hours before travel.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: No concerns, though they are limited to a specific airline/location. Testing costs may be a concern for some travelers.

Costco Wholesale

Costco/AZOVA - Costco Wholesale, in collaboration with AZOVA, is offering at-home, observed FDA-authorized COVID-19 saliva rt-PCR testing for travelers (Costco members and non-members) for ages five years and older from anywhere in the United States. Tests are delivered via UPS overnight delivery and electronic shareable results are available in 24 to 48 hours from the time the lab receives the test sample. Information and pricing can be found on their website. In addition to our e-commerce traveler solution, Costco will be launching an in-Pharmacy COVID-19 traveler testing solution in select markets coming in December.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Due to increased demand and potential shipping delays, Costco/AZOVA may have some issues over the holidays. Proceed with caution at this time.

Discovery Health

Discovery Health MD – Individuals traveling to Hawaii may schedule testing online with same and next day results at designated testing sites. Tests available for ages five and older. A limited number of walk-ups can be accommodated. Information can be found on their website here.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: None due to same-day results. Higher test costs may be a concern for some travelers.

Go Health Urgent Care

Go Health Urgent Care - Rapid COVID-19 Testing—with results in 15 minutes—is available at our designated centers in the greater New York metropolitan area, the Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, Washington area, the San Francisco Bay AreaHartford and South Eastern ConnecticutWinston-Salem and Charlotte, North CarolinaSt. Louis and Springfield, MissouriOklahoma City, OklahomaNorthwest Arkansas, and Delaware. We also offer testing on Level 1 of the International Terminal at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). To learn more about travel testing in your area, please visit their website or select your location above.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: None due to same-day results. Higher test costs may be a concern for some travelers.

UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health - UC San Diego Health offers COVID-19 PCR testing at several convenient drive-up locations throughout San Diego County. When your test is scheduled, you will get information on the testing location and address. Tests are available for ages three (3) and older and performed by a friendly and welcoming team of experts. Results are typically available within a day. We've been informed their website address is forthcoming soon.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: No concerns, test results are typically available the following day.

University of Washington Medicine

University of Washington Medicine - The University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology offers approved testing for travelers to Hawaii at specific UW Medicine and community testing collection locations. Please visit their website for more information.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Test results may take up to 72 hours. Due to the new restrictions effective November 24th, we advise proceeding with caution at this time.

Vault Health

Vault Health - At-home tests with real-time audio-visual supervision are available with Vault Health, the first FDA-authorized saliva test. Tests are mailed with accurate results in 72 hours or less. Information and costs can be found online here. Costs may be reimbursable by insurance under the Cares Act.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Due to increased demand and potential shipping delays, Vault may have some issues over the holidays. Proceed with caution at this time.

WestPac Labs

WestPac Labs - WestPac Labs is now offering COVID-19 Testing Services as an approved partner of the State of Hawaii's Trusted Testing and Travel Partners Program. Travel testing services are only available through select participating providers. A list of these select providers is located on their website. WestPac Labs is part of Sonic Healthcare USA. Sonic Healthcare USA is a leading provider of state-of-the-art laboratory and pathology services throughout the USA with eight operating divisions and nearly eight thousand US-based employees, 330 Pathologists, and serving 30 million patients per year. For more information, visit their website.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: Test results times are uncertain. Travelers may want to proceed with caution at this time.

XpresCheck

XpresCheck - XpresCheck is a multi-state, airport-based wellness center specializing in Covid-19 testing. We offer PCR tests with results within 72 hours, and Rapid Molecular Covid tests with results while you wait. Locations and appointment scheduling can be found on their website with Hawaii-specific information on this page.

Testing Timeframe / Concerns: PCR test results may take up to 72 hours. Due to the new restrictions effective November 24th, we advise proceeding with caution at this time.

Official U.S. Airline / Airport Partners for COVID-19 Testing & Costs

The airlines themselves are not performing the tests but have teamed up with official testing partners (see 'Official Testing Partners' above) to provide the pre-travel test to their customers flying to Hawaii. Below is the information we currently have available on each airline.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines - To help travelers prepare for Hawaii's pre-travel testing program, Alaska Airlines will partner with Carbon Health and Bartell Drugs to offer COVID-19 testing across the West Coast. Additional information from Alaska Airlines can be found here.

American Airlines

American Airlines - American Airlines will offer three options for pre-flight COVID-19 testing to customers with flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Honolulu and Maui.  The cost will be $129 for the at-home option. American will release details later on the cost of other options. Their press release can be found here.

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines - Hawaiian Airlines recently announced they are expanding Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Options with a more convenient at-home service. Read their press releases here and here for additional testing information. The cost is $150 for same-day drive-thru results; OR $90 for results within 36 hours; OR $150 for a mail-in saliva test.

On 10/28/20, Hawaiian Airlines announced it is offering drive-thru testing to its passengers departing from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The test site is located 10 miles from the airport, and costs are the same as noted above.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines - we are currently awaiting more information on Southwest Airlines Hawaii pre-test participation... but it appears they are participating through a partnership with both CVS and the Oakland Airport (see below).

United Airlines

United Airlines - Starting on October 15th, those traveling on United from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Hawaii will have the option to take a rapid test at the airport or a drive-through test 48-72 hours before travel. The cost of the rapid test, administered by GoHealth, is $250 and is performed on the day of travel. There is a $105 drive-through test, administered by Color, that needs to be completed within 72 hours of travel at a testing facility located at the United technical operations facility parking lot. Eligible customers will receive detailed information about the test and how to sign up via email one week prior to their trip. Both tests are pre-approved by the state of Hawaii. Read their press release here.

Oakland Airport

Oakland International Airport - Oakland International Airport (OAK), has announced a program to help travelers meet the Hawaii test requirement to avoid quarantine. The program launches October 15th, is FREE, and is provided through a partnership between CityHealth Urgent Care and the Oakland International airport. This free, rapid result COVID-19 test will allow passengers flying to the Hawaiian Islands to bypass quarantine restrictions. Travelers should ensure they schedule their flights through OAK with enough time to receive the test result before they board the plane for Hawaii.

Additional Sources for Testing

The following testing sources have announced Hawaii pre-test plans, but are not yet confirmed by the State of Hawaii. At this time, we are including the information below for informative-only purposes only until we receive official confirmation from the Lt. Governor or the Hawaii Department of Health. We've received word that additional testing partners may be announced in the coming days or weeks.

  • No additional sources/partners have been announced at this time.
How to become a Hawaii Trusted Partner...

If your organization is interested in becoming a Trusted Partner with the State of Hawaii please send an email to SOHSAFETRAVELSPLANTTP@hawaii.gov with the name of the organization and a point of contact email.  This information will be added to a list of interested organizations and when the State moves forward with onboarding another tranche of trusted testing partners this will ensure that you are notified about the process. The process will typically involve a wide-call for submissions of interest, a paring down of the submissions for further vetting, and then finalization of the next tranche.

Please note that the State of Hawaii has the discretion to onboard trusted partners at any time and may do so if it determines there is a compelling need.

Hawaii Inter-Island Trusted Travel Partners

Hawaii Inter-County Testing Partners

Official Inter-Island Pre-Travel Testing Partners for COVID-19

Through multiple press releases in mid-October, Governor Ige announced several new "trusted testing partners" for interisland travel to Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii (Big Island) counties. As we've noted previously, Oahu does not have any inter-island travel restrictions at this time.

We've now included all of the inter-island travel partners in a new article: Hawaii inter-country Trusted Travel Partners →

We've also recently updated the rules regarding island-island travel, including testing rules, in our Hawaii Travel Restrictions - Inter-island FAQ →

International Trusted Testing Partners

Hawaii's International Official Pre-Travel Testing Partners

Currently, only Japan has been approved for international pre-travel testing in Hawaii at this time (as of 10/27/20).

However, because we expect the list of International Testing Partners to grow substantially as more locations are added; including Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, etc., we have moved our list here: Hawaii International Trusted Travel Partners →

Additional Information & Links

Details and thorough information on Hawaii's pre-travel testing, for both trans-Pacific and inter-island travel, can be found on our Hawaii COVID Testing Requirements & Test Procedures →

More information on the current COVID-19 rules & restrictions, including for each Hawaiian county/island, can be found on our updated page for Hawaii Travel Restrictions →

Additional information on Hawaii's re-opening process, along with a frequently updated traveler FAQ, can be found in our article: Hawaii Reopening to Visitors - What you need to know →

What's Open, Closed, and Reopening Soon in Hawaii?

Now that visitors can once again enjoy Hawaii's remarkable natural beauty, great open spaces, unique experiences, and signature hospitality, we've created a new article to cover everything you need to know about What is Open, Closed, or Reopening Soon →

On that page, we've compiled a list of all the major Hawaii resorts, hotels, b&b's, inns, and attractions that have already reopened or plan too soon, and their reopening dates when applicable.

Latest Hawaii COVID-19 Travel News & Headlines

We've also created a new page dedicated to the day-by-day updates that are occurring with Hawaii's reopening process: Hawaii COVID-19 Travel News & Headlines →

Stay Informed About Hawaii COVID-19 Info Receive the latest updates about Hawaii's re-opening, current restrictions, testing requirements, etc. with weekly email updates from GoUS Hawaii.



Additional Hawaii COVID-19 Information & Resources

The following resources have been compiled by GoUS Hawaii to better assist travelers in navigating the various restrictions and state-approved test requirements for visiting Hawaii during the COVID pandemic. If you have questions, we are always happy to assist, and you can contact us anytime. You may also want to direct your questions to an official state resource, and we've compiled an updated list of Hawaii Official COVID-19 Contacts for travelers, including phone numbers and email addresses when applicable.

Information Disclaimer: Details and information on this page, including dates, may change on a day-by-day basis. While we will be making every effort to keep these pages relevant and up to date, the decision to travel is ultimately your own responsibility. Please travel safely and keep an eye on our Hawaii Travel Requirements page for more information regarding COVID-19 and re-opening in Hawaii.

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